Rare Antique Gold Dust Washing Powder Advertising Gold-filled Pocket Watch Fob
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Rare Antique Gold Dust Washing Powder Advertising Gold-filled Pocket Watch Fob:
RARE Antique GOLD DUST Washing Powder ADVERTISING Gold-Filled POCKET WATCH FOB Black Americana ~ Twin Little Black Boys Ad ~ Spins! For your consideration....
A truly amazing find!An antique Gold Dust Washing Powder gold filled/celluloid pocket watch fob featuring the famous Gold Dust twins!
The fob spins. It is two sided.
The fob measures just about 1" in diameter.It is in excellent condition. One side has a little minor yellowing in the corner (see pic).
Here is some interesting history on the Gold Dust Twins:
Fairbank's Gold Dust washing products was a line of all-purpose cleaning agentsresearched and developed in the late 1880s by the Nathaniel Kellogg FairbankSoap Manufacturing Company. First introduced to the American consumer in 1889, Gold Dust Washing Powder quickly became a success due in large part to its low selling price. The most easily recognized members of the soap line was Gold Dust Washing Powder and Gold Dust Scouring Soap. They were marketed in boxes and containers prominently featuring the brand's well known GOLD DUST TWINS mascots. The back of the box depicted these twins tackling several household chores and a list of jobs made easier by using Gold Dust Washing Powder. "Let the Twins Do Your Work" was the product's ubiquitous slogan.
The chore of doing the laundry had begun to change with the introduction of washing powders in the 1880s. Until this time, laundry was done using hard bar soap and washboards. The success of several of the new washing powders had proven that there was a ready market for what the consumer believed to be better, and economical, cleaning agents. Most of these new products, however, were simply pulverized soapand fell short of having any significant improvement in the task of doing the laundry.
The Gold Dust Twin characters of Goldie and Dustie were the 'faces' of Gold Dust products through most of their lifetimes, becoming one of the earliest brand-driven trademarks in American advertising. They were often comically depicted, along with a huge stack of dishes in a washtub, with one twin cleaning, the other drying.The Gold Dust Twins Radio Show—first broadcast in 1929 and created around the twins (and sponsored jointly by Gold Dust and Lever Brothers)—was one of the first of its kind in marketing.
It would make a great gift or a wonderful addition to your own collection!
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