Bag, 5lb Selva Iodised Table Salt; New Cheshire Salt Works Limited; 1930-1940; W...
Bag, 5lb Selva Iodised Table SaltAbout 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.
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, cottonInscription and Marks
Printed on front of sack: 'SOUTHLAND
RECOMMENDS THIS NEW MOISTURE
RESISTING DOUBLE BAG
5 LBS. WHEN PACKED
NEW CHESHIRE SALT WORKS
NORTHWICH - ENGLAND'
Handwritten in black ink top front left corner: 'WY.1990.153'
h 285 mm x w 168 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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