Kirkman Borax Soap

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
The handy golden bar-- that lightens your work. Gives heaps of suds for dishes and laundry. Helps remove stubborn spots from clothes. Brightens stoves, refrigerators, sinks, tile and chrome. Makes walls, woodwork, and floors glisten. Most economical mild and gentle to lovely hands.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
soap
personal hygiene product
date made
1929-1950s
product launch by Kirkman
1837
Kirkman and Son was bought by Colgate-Palmolive
1929
maker
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Physical Description
paper (packaging material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 10.795 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
2000.0008.07
accession number
2000.0008
catalog number
2000.0008.07
subject
Soap
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Bathing
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I live in a condominium in Brooklyn, New York, that was once the Kirkman Soap Factory. We are in a townhouse that used to be one of the loading docks in the building where they stored the glycerin."

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