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Fels Naptha Solid Copper Grater Soap Chipper
Fels Naptha Solid Copper Grater Soap Chipper

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Text and photos copyright 2017 Teri Rosvall. Do not use without permission.

This solid copper grater was an advertising premium for Fels-Naptha bar soap. In the 1920s, you could send a 2 cent stamp to cover postage to the company's offices in Philadelphia to receive a handy "soap chipper" to grate soap flakes into your laundry tub or machine. I've seen lots of tin or galvanized steel Fels Naptha graters, but this one, from my personal collection, is the only one I've ever seen in solid copper.

The grater is 9 inches high by 4 inches wide, narrowing to 3-1/2" at the handle. "Use Fels-Naptha Soap" is embossed at the bottom. The lower left front side is marked "Made In U.S.A. Grammes". The copper has an excellent, authentic patina - I've never polished it or used anything other than water to clean it.

 
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Price: $40.00
37.08 EUR 32.00 GBP 4,426 JPY

 
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