A Guide to the Quality Chemical Company Collection, c.1920 Quality Chemical Company Collection Ms2010-039

A Guide to the Quality Chemical Company Collection, c.1920

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2010-039


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2010-039
Title
Quality Chemical Company Collection c.1920
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Quality Chemical Company
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a promotional letter, a special offer flyer, a catalog of chemicals, and an order blank and addressed envelope from the Quality Chemical Company of Detroit, Michigan.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Quality Chemical Company Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Quality Chemical Company Collection, Ms2010-039, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Quality Chemical Company Collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Quality Chemical Company Collection commenced and was completed in June, 2010.

Historical Information

The Quality Chemical Company was founded by Harold C. Breckenridge in Detroit, Michigan.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a promotional letter, a "special starting offer" flyer, an order blank and addressed envelope, and a catalog of chemicals for food flavors, polishes, cleaners, medicinal products, and cosmetics from the Quality Chemical Company of Detroit, Michigan.

The promotional materials detail an offer to "Make Big Money!" by purchasing concentrated chemicals from the Quality Chemical Company. According to the catalog, the chemicals will arrive at the purchaser's house in concentrated form and all that is needed is to "Just add water" to "make flavors, lotions, shampoos, etc." The purchaser will bottle and sell the mixture under the purchaser's own name. The catalog promises that the purchaser will be able to "Run a home factory" and "Be your own boss." Some of the chemicals offered in the catalog include: Chef Brand Spice and other flavors made from natural oils, Hi-Hat quality food flavors, Delora Alice lotions, perfumes, shampoos, and cosmetics, Magic Livestock Spray, and Quality Brand Aspirin Tablets.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Food Technology and Production
  • History of Food and Drink

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, flyer, catalog, order blank, and envelope, c.1920