Object ID 001850
Object Name Charmis Toilet Soap
Object Desc The majority of the package is white with hints of black and blue. It contains toilet soap that was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001457
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Charmis Toilet Soap,cleaning,soap,Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,grooming,bar soap,
Title Charmis Toilet Soap
Description The majority of the package is white with hints of black and blue. It contains toilet soap that was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. The front label says "Charmis toilet soap Colgate" in black writing with blue spray spurts. The top and bottom say "A white perfumed toilet soap." The sides are blank. The back says: "'Charmis' and 'Colgate' Reg. US Pat. Off. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. Made in USA."
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.
Maker Details In 1806, William Colgate, an English soap and candle maker, opened up a starch, soap and candle factory on Dutch Street in New York City under the name of "William Colgate & Company". In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the B.J. Johnson Company was making a soap entirely of palm oil and olive oil, the formula of which was developed by B.J. Johnson in 1898. The soap was popular enough to rename their company after it - "Palmolive". A Missouri-based soap manufacturer known as Peet Brothers merged with Palmolive to become Palmolive-Peet. In 1928, Palmolive-Peet bought the Colgate Company to create the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company. In 1953 "Peet" was dropped from the title, leaving only "Colgate-Palmolive Company", the current name.
Date MAR 26,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Some edgewear along the seams and at the corners of the wrapping. There are some stains on the front from the center to the bottom. There is some discoloration on the back.