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Tin - Mexane powder

From the Collection of Greensborough Historical Society 34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty Lower Plenty Victoria

Cardboard container with steel top and bottom. Printed in blue and yellow on white, with cautionary label in red.
15 x 6 diameter cm
Object Registration
sanitation, disinfectant
Historical information
This powder was used to sanitize lavatories and kill garden pests, flies and ants, particularly in the days before the sewer was connected.
When Made
Made By
Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia & New Zealand Ltd (Maker), Ormond Home Products Co. (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
"Mexane" sanitary powder... contains "Gammexane", Contains 8 ozs. nett and directions for use.
Last updated
3 Jun 2019 at 12:52PM