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Object ID 002095

Object Name Coleo Soap

Object Desc A red, yellow and blue package that contains soap made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001608

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords bar soap,soap,cleaning,Coleo brand,Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,

Title Coleo Soap

Description A red, yellow and blue package that was made by the Colagate-Palmolive-Peet Co. The front says " Coleo Colgate Made Entirely of Vegetable Oils." Both the top and Bottom say "Coleo" again. The sides have no image or writing. The back says: "Coleo and Colgate Reg. US. Pat. Off. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. Made in U.S.A."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 3

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1608



Date MAY 7,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Some minor edge-wear along the seams of the package. Also, minor spots of staining on the sides and lower front.


Date MAY 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin