Box of Reckitts Bag Blue; Reckitt & Colman (N.Z.) Ltd, Auckland; Post-1967


Box of Reckitts Bag Blue

About this object

Reckitts Bag Blue - Out of the Blue Comes the Whitest Wash.

Laundry blue or blue bags were used to whiten clothes before commercially produced washing detergents were available. The bag was placed in the final rinse to whiten clothes and linen. Blue bags had many other uses including as a soothing agent for bee stings.


Reckitt & Colman (N.Z.) Ltd, Auckland

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

Auckland, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Cardboard, cotton gauze, synthetic ultramarine and baking soda.


Box: 30x155x30mm
Blue Bag: 55x28x28mm (unboxed with top extended)

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