Pears' White Precipitated Fuller's Earth: An Absorbent and Deodorant Powder

Currently not on view
date made
ca 1910
A and F Pears, Ltd.
place made
United Kingdom: Great Britain
Physical Description
metal (container material)
powder (fuller's earth) (product material)
paper (packaging material)
overall: 3 in x 3 in; 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Beauty and Hygiene Products: Alleviating Odor
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


We discovered a full container of this Pear's Fuller's Earth in the basement floor joists in our home. I believe the home was built in 1912, and this was found in the area where the laundry would likely have been done.

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