Vintage DASH Detergent Box 1960s

All Laundry Detergent Dash Button


DASH laundry detergent retro TV commercial - YouTube

Actually, regardless of what time of the year it happens – it’s like my own Christmas. So, first off the rank is a recent purchase; an unmade box for Dash detergent under the Scrubb’s brand – which was originally British and primarily successful in New Zealand under license for their cloudy ammonia for quite a number of decades.

However the Dash detergent endeavour was not the first time they had worked with W. & R. Smallbone – who were based in Wellington but with branches dotted around the country including, of course, Christchurch. Smallbone had also been for quite some time distributors for Nottingham’s other incredibly popular product “Clever Mary” cleanser which was present from at least the 1910s through the 1960s, and A.C. Nottingham had manufactured Camfosa for them in the 1960s, which I will get to shortly. So the history of these companies were intertwined as well as parallel, something I wasn’t aware of until now.

DASH laundry detergent retro TV commercial

Is Dash laundry detergent on the market today

This commercial is from a series of ads with the same character actor. For the life of me, I can't think of his name.

This is a Dash laundry detergent commercial, with the character actor playing a washing machine repairman. According to the repairman, the machine broke down because the owner used soap that produced too much suds. The suds slowed the machine down to a crawl - supposedly.

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