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Object ID 003590

Object Name Fairbank's Gold Dust Washing Powder

Object Desc Orange and black box with Gold Dust label featured prominently.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003211

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords washing powder,Fairbank's Gold Dust,Lever Brothers Company,soap,

Title Fairbank's Gold Dust Washing Powder

Description Orange box. The many purpose cleaner-can clean dishes, grease, woodwork, painbrushes, linoleum, dirty work clothes, makes glassware sparkle, softens hard water, and removies bath tub ring. Directions on back.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9

Length 6

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lever Brothers company

Maker Details Located in Cambridge, Mass. Established by William Lever and was an American subsidiary of a British company. The American part of the company started in the 1890s. Had siginificat expansion in the 1910s. In 1929, Lever Brothers was the 3rd largest soap maufacturer in the US. Was closed in 1959.

Maker Mark two black children next to each other


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Image Caption CMY3211



Date SEP 10,2015

Summary Fair to good

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Tape on the lid. The corners are torn/frayed. Discolored along the edges.