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Vintage Wire Soap Saver with Wood Handle

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Comes complete with a piece of saved soap. I believe these were for all those slivers of soap. Put them all in here and eventually they fuse together. Just a minute while I do a bit of research.
    Apparently the little slivers of soap (lye soap) were swished around in the water for dishes or laundry. I was wondering why it had a handle.
    This one has a vintage bit of soap. It looks a bit like a tamale.


    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Pretty neat!! But, I guess this is what lead to the invention of dish washing liquid and laundry detergent:)
    2. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. You could be right.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Amazing someone took the time and effort to repair it! LOL - the soap does look like a tamale! In the 2nd pic, I thought someone put a piece of wood to simulate a piece of soap!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Celiene. It probably cost ten cents for a new one so it is a good thing it has been repairedPlus it is still around after about a century.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
    6. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 3 years ago
      To me it looks like those over camp fire grilling utensils. My grandparents had ones for pop corn. Some for meat. Their cabin up north we had a out house. And a hand pump well. And a wood burning stove. We took baths in the cold lake! Those are some grand memories. . Very neat soap contraption!
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Lamplover78. Hopefully they had chamber pots. I wouldn't care to go out at night to use the privy.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
    9. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 3 years ago
      Ha.. no chamber pots! Was a 4 person shared cabin. No privacy! Had to go to the woods to go. My grandfather would always yell, "make sure you flush"..
    10. keeno55 keeno55, 3 years ago
      I have one just like it and always wondered what it was used for. Thanks!
    11. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Sounds a bit primitive Lamplover. Not a big deal in summer though.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much keeno55. Glad I could help.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you rocker-sd.

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