This is a lye soap used mostly for laundry purposes. Shavings were added to the wash tub water when used with a corrugated washboard for laundry. First sold in the early 1900’s, Octagon soap was still in limited production in 1999.
COLGATES OCTAGON SOAP
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Bill Leaver has been associated with the Behnke Museum since it opened in 2003. He was named as Director/Curator in 2013.