Object ID 002094
Object Name Palmolive Soap
Object Desc A green and black package that contains soap made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001607
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Palmolive (brand),Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,soap,cleaning,bar soap,grooming,
Title Palmolive Soap
Description It is mainly a green and black paper package that contains soap made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. The front says in yellow letters "Palmolive." The back says in a yellow stamp hold the black strip to the green paper "Palmolive Reg. US. Pat. Off. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. Jeresy City, N.J. Made in U.S.A."
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Place of Origin
Maker Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.
Maker Details 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". Around the start of the 20th century Palmolive, which contained both palm and olive oils, was the world's best-selling soap.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. Colgate-Palmolive Company still exists today.
Date MAY 7,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes There is a huge rip on the front of the package that extends across the length of the soap.
Date MAY 7,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin