“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln
Welcome to another what is it Wednesday! Today we are looking at some items to help you do laundry. Starting on the left side of the picture the glass bottle (that has a blue tint) where for bluing. Bluing was added to the rise water to help your whites look there whitest The two tall brown glass bottles where for Clorox bleach. Next to them are the small brown bottle that held Lysol. All of these bottle would have used a cork stopper. You had to be very careful that you did not spill anything. The metal square item is for grating soap. All small pieces of soap where used in washing clothes. .Our grandmother and great grandmothers did not waste a small piece of soap. The glass bottle where made in the USA, along with the product. Today we use plastic bottles, that somehow end up in a land fill. Glass bottles where reused after being clean out. Broken glass was put down a rat hole, or another bury animal to keep them out of your home. They would get cut, and just leave. No poison just broken glass. The clothes pins belong to my mother and most are from the mid fifties. Follow the link I have added to another blog ( Sew on and sew fourth) with some how to make laundry degerent. Have fun, and come back next Wednesday for another what is it.
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