Penley's Klose Klips Clothes Pins, 1930-1940

Summary

These Klose Klip brand clothespins promised "no tearing, no soiling, no freezing to line." No freezing? Before automatic clothes dryers became common, many housewives hung their wet laundry on a clothesline outdoors -- even in cold weather. Suspended from a metal clip, Klose Klip clothespins assured that clean laundry wouldn't be soiled by contact with any dirt found on a cotton clothesline that hung continually outdoors.

These Klose Klip brand clothespins promised "no tearing, no soiling, no freezing to line." No freezing? Before automatic clothes dryers became common, many housewives hung their wet laundry on a clothesline outdoors -- even in cold weather. Suspended from a metal clip, Klose Klip clothespins assured that clean laundry wouldn't be soiled by contact with any dirt found on a cotton clothesline that hung continually outdoors.

Artifact

Packaging

Date Made

1930-1940

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.88.401

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift from the Collection of Susan Strongman Fiems by Dennis Fiems.

Material

Cardboard
Wood (Plant material)

Inscriptions

Penley's Klose Klips Clothes Pins

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