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Box of Reckitts Bag Blue; Reckitt & Colman (N.Z.) Ltd, Auckland; Post-1967

Box of Reckitts Bag Blue; Reckitt & Colman (N.Z.) Ltd, Auckland; Post-1967
Box of Reckitts Bag Blue; Reckitt & Colman (N.Z.) Ltd, Auckland; Post-1967Box of Reckitts Bag Blue; Reckitt & Colman (N.Z.) Ltd, Auckland; Post-1967
Name/Title
Box of Reckitts Bag Blue
About this object

Reckitts Bag Blue - Out of the Blue Comes the Whitest Wash.

Laundry blue or blue bags were used to whiten clothes before commercially produced washing detergents were available. The bag was placed in the final rinse to whiten clothes and linen. Blue bags had many other uses including as a soothing agent for bee stings.


Maker Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
Post-1967
Medium and Materials
Cardboard, cotton gauze, synthetic ultramarine and baking soda.
Measurements
Box: 30x155x30mm
Blue Bag: 55x28x28mm (unboxed with top extended)

Tags

Baking soda
Puhi Nui Water Tank
rodent
Synthetic ultramarine


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