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Salvo laundry detergent tablets
Salvo laundry detergent
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Posted by feekie at 10:42 am (PST) on Sun February 19, 2017   
I used Salvo in 1968-69.  It was strong stuff, and it cleaned my (then) husband's clothes better than anything else at the time -- even Tide, which I had always considered the absolute King (or Queen) of laundry detergents.  In fact, it cleaned so well that I wondered at the time if it contained lye.  I do remember it seemed to be hard on my clothes, so I only used it on towels and my husband's pants and tshirts. When washing something now that is particularly dirty or stained, I remember Salvo, and a tear comes to my eye when I recall our time together.
Posted by LoyalTubist at 4:14 pm (PDT) on Thu September 22, 2016   
They didn't quite dissolve as adverised.
Posted by chrisbroz at 9:42 pm (PDT) on Tue March 29, 2016   
CJ...in the town of Enterprise AL (Just outside the front gate of Ft Rucker - the home of Army Aviation) there's a statue/fountain commemorating the Boll Weevil, which destroyed the cotton industry but promoted the peanut as a cash crop...when I went to Ft Rucker in '75 I heard tales of GI's who'd cruise the town on Friday nights and chuck Salvo tablets into the Boll Weevil fountain...according to the story it was fun for the locals who'd set up lawn chairs and watch the action...obviously this tomfoolerry wasn't restricted to t Rucker and its environs...
Posted by Wingslinger at 9:44 am (PDT) on Thu March 24, 2016   
Always envisioned HMS King George V blasting our laundry clean.
Posted by freddo30 at 11:43 am (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
Wonderful fun for a child !  My mother would call me in from playing outside  (you remember playing out, right ? what kids used to do...) to drop the Salvo into the washer (or else incur my youthful wrath !)
Posted by CJ at 10:03 pm (PDT) on Fri May 15, 2015   
While stationed at Scott AFB near Belleville, IL in 1970, my roommate got busted tossing Salvo Tablets in the City Fountain. Not only was he fined by the city but also had an Article 15 from his Squadron Commander...The suds in the fountain was beautiful though...LOL
Posted by soozh at 2:45 pm (PDT) on Sat May 17, 2014   
  I used this product in the 1970's - not as a laundry detergent but to soften hand knitted items.  It was wonderful to use before you blocked the item.  I called PG when I could no longer find it in the supermarkets.  They gave me the name of a product which would do the same thing but I cannot remember what it was.  HELP.
Posted by andrew fernandez at 2:58 pm (PDT) on Sun March 18, 2012   
wally cox,mr.peepers,underdog,and regular on hollywood squares.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 8:54 pm (PST) on Fri January 20, 2012   
Mom used this in 1964; Tide was cheaper in the long run and she went back to that.
PS:  Why doesn't Tide smell like it did back in 1964?  I got a bottle of "Classic Scent" Ivory Liquid and it smelled NOTHING like the original.  I was really mad about that as well.  Why can't companies leave well enough alone????

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