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86/214 Soap saver, wire, maker unknown, Australia, 1930-1960. Click to enlarge.

A wire soap saver.

Made
Soap saver, wire, maker unknown, Australia, 1930-1950.

A wire soap saver or Reckitts Blue dispenser that has been made from a single strand of wire that has been bent and coiled into shape. The wire has been coiled from the outer side of saver section, into 8 rings of increasing size, before forming a long handle, looped at the end, and bending back on itself to form the coils that make up the other half of the egg shaped saver. The two halves are held closed by a sliding wire loop around the handle. Inside the soap saver is an unused block of Reckitts Blue wrapped in white fabric.

Summary

Object No.

86/214

Object Statement

Soap saver, wire, maker unknown, Australia, 1930-1960

Physical Description

Soap saver, wire, maker unknown, Australia, 1930-1950.

A wire soap saver or Reckitts Blue dispenser that has been made from a single strand of wire that has been bent and coiled into shape. The wire has been coiled from the outer side of saver section, into 8 rings of increasing size, before forming a long handle, looped at the end, and bending back on itself to form the coils that make up the other half of the egg shaped saver. The two halves are held closed by a sliding wire loop around the handle. Inside the soap saver is an unused block of Reckitts Blue wrapped in white fabric.

Dimensions

Height

54 mm

Width

58 mm

Production

Made

Notes

Made in Australia between 1930 and 1960.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs Marjorie Paton, 1986

Acquisition Date

10 December 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

A wire soap saver. 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 September 2020, <https://ma.as/61537>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/61537 |title=A wire soap saver. |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=26 September 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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