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

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

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Object Name
personal hygiene product
powder, body, deodorant
date made
ca 1910
maker
A and F Pears, Ltd.
place made
United Kingdom: Grand Bretagne
Physical Description
metal (container material)
powder (fuller's earth) (product material)
paper (packaging material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 3 in; 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
2010.0213.036
accession number
2010.0213
catalog number
2010.0213.036
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Alleviating Odor
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

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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