Bag, 5lb Selva Iodised Table Salt; New Cheshire Salt Works Limited; 1930-1940; W...

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Bag, 5lb Selva Iodised Table Salt

About this object

This is a 5lb bag of Selva Iodised Table Salt from the New Cheshire Salt Works in Northwich, England, which was sold in Southland A1 Stores.

Prior to the 1920s, many New Zealanders suffered from goitre as a result of iodine deficiency. This deficiency also caused mental disabilities in young children. In 1924, the New Zealand government established an initiative to add iodine to table salt. This public health action virtually eradicated goitre by the 1950s.

We believe that this iodine table salt bag, manufactured in England, was imported prior to the firm establishment of New Zealand salt works in the 1940s.

Maker

New Cheshire Salt Works Limited

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1930-1940

Period

1930s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Cheshire, Northwich

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, cotton

Inscription and Marks

Printed on front of sack: 'SOUTHLAND
A1
STORES
RECOMMENDS THIS NEW MOISTURE
RESISTING DOUBLE BAG
FOR
"SELVA"
IODISED
TABLE SALT
5 LBS. WHEN PACKED
NEW CHESHIRE SALT WORKS
LIMITED
NORTHWICH - ENGLAND'
Handwritten in black ink top front left corner: 'WY.1990.153'

Measurements

h 285 mm x w 168 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

containers

Object number

WY.1990.153.6

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