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#1 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:06 pm

What about the old Blue Bag. No idea what it did but I know my mom always had one SB


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#2 by Deleted User , Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:01 pm

VIM....A really good cleaner and I miss it sometimes.


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#3 by PJ , Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:44 pm

I used to fetch Rinso Washing powder and Sunlite soap for my Mom from Parker and Osbournes on Summer Row, and leave it on the windowsill of the brew house and run, just in case I was given the job of turning the handle of the mangle

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#4 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:23 pm

Before we had modern laundry detergents with optical brighteners, there was a mysterious little blue bag which was stirred around in the final rinse water on washday. This was laundry bluing or blue. A factory-produced block was the "modern" (mid-19th century onwards), commercial version of older recipes for whitening clothes. It disguised any hint of yellow and helped the household linen look whiter than white.


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#5 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:37 pm

Thank you Philip.
My mom used Vim, not so sure about Rinso.


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#6 by PJ , Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:48 pm

Gibbs tooth cake, I say cake because it came in a tin a little circular cake of toothpaste and you had to scrub your brush on it.

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#7 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:54 pm

Red Cardinal polish, back in the days when everybody swept the pavement in front of their house and then swilled it down with a couple of buckets of water & disinfectant. Then gave the front step and windowsill a good coat of Red Cardinal.

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#8 by PJ , Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:23 pm

The halfpenny chick (chewing gum )

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#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:09 pm

Spanish Root liquorice, Can you just imagine the kids today chewing that? Don't forget black jacks, they would be banned today because of the name and the wrapper design.

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#10 by PJ , Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:40 pm

That reminded me Phil, Exlax chocolate dynamite

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#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:20 pm

PJ

Never used it, not with all the free Cod Liver Oil they poured into me. Everything I ate just slipped straight out the other end.

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#12 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:31 pm

Remember COKE on the fire, blimey that stuff through out some heat. SB


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#13 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:10 pm

SB

Thats because you were supposed to sniff it.

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#14 by PJ , Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:42 pm

You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with" Pepsident"

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#15 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:29 am

The old upright Hoover. It beats as it sweeps as it cleans. The carpet trade called it the indoor lawnmower. They said it took the pile off your carpet. SB


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