Soap [Romance Gift Set]; McLeod Brothers Limited (New Zealand, estab. 1869, clos...


Soap [Romance Gift Set]

About this object

1. Box Lid: Rectangular cardboard box lid. Covered with faded lilac, now grey, paper with white cross hatching in diamond pattern. On front is a picture of a woman in a ball gown with "Romance / GIFT BOX" in purple lettering below.
2. Box Base: Rectangular cardboard box covered with purple paper with white cloud shapes on. White, sun shaped sticker on bottom with "18" handwritten in pencil.
3. Box Insert: Rectangular shaped cardboard box insert covered with white and gold paper. Holds two smaller cardboard soap box bases which are covered with lilac and white paper on outside, and gold and white bases inside.
4. Soap: Flat, circular bar of soap, enclosed within purple cellophane. Purple and white sticker on front of woman in ball gown and "Romance" written below.
5. Talc Container: Tall, cylinder canister of talcum powder. Cardboard, covered with lilac paper with white cross hatching. Gold base and top. Top has turning section with closed and sprinkle sides. On front is rectangular sticker of a woman in a ball gown with "Romance" in purple lettering below. Above base at front is a black and gold sticker saying "TALC".


McLeod Brothers Limited (New Zealand, estab. 1869, closed 1969)

Maker Role


Place Made

Dunedin City


1 - Box Lid: H 203 L 52 W 241mm (H 8 L 2 1/16 W 9 1/2")
2 - Box Base: H 202 L 33 W 239mm (H 7 15/16 L 1 5/16 W 9 7/16")
3 - Box Insert: H 194 L 45 W 233mm (H 7 5/8 L 1 3/4 W 9 3/16")
4 - Soap: H 72 L 30 W 81mm (H 2 13/16 L 1 3/16 W 3 3/16")
5 - Talc Container: H 136 Dia 54mm (H 5 3/8 Dia 2 1/8")


Soap Collection

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Soap/Hygiene Artifacts/Toilet Articles/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature

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