Kirkman Borax Soap

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
The handy golden bar-- that lightense 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, woodowrk, and floors glisten. Most economical mild and gentle to lovely hands.
Currently not on view
Object Name
personal hygiene product
date made
product launch by Kirkman
Kirkman and Son was bought by Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Physical Description
paper (packaging material)
overall: 3.4 cm x 10.7 cm x 6 cm; 1 5/16 in x 4 3/16 in x 2 3/8 in
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
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Bathing
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Bathing
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Helen Dietrich and Julie Gorski
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

11/2/2016 3:08:48 PM
M Salome Galib
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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