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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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

Height 5.75

Length 3.75

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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


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Image Caption CMY3220



Date SEP 12,2015

Summary Fair

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.