Object ID 003600
Object Name Quick Elastic starching & ironing powder
Object Desc Light yellow box with iron on front containing Quick Elastic starching and ironing powder.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003220
General Category History
Category Household Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords ironing,starch,Quick Elastic,Hubinger Co.,
Title Quick Elastic starching & ironing powder
Description Light yellow container with red and black lettering. Hot starch in 30 seconds. 12 oz. 10 cents. Makes ironing easy. Has a logo of an iron. Instructions on one side for starching. Important reminders on the other sides. Has rules for making the starch on the back.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Hubinger Co.
Maker Details Located in Keokuk, Iowa, and has been around since 1881. Founded by John Carl Hubinger, who lived from 1851-1907. Was developed in 1871, and Hubinger sold it door to door by bike.
Maker Mark iron
Date SEP 12,2015
Assessor Rachel Niswander
Notes Discolored lid and body. Has tape on one side. "Hot Starch in 30 Seconds" lettering is quite faded. Some water damage on the rules for making the starch. One corner is torn/frayed.