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Object ID 002125

Object Name Resinol Soap

Object Desc A green paper package containing soap made by the Resinol Chemical Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001631

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Resinol Soap,Resinol Chemical Co.,soap,bar soap,

Title Resinol Soap

Description It is a green paper package that contains soap the was manufactured by Resinol Chemical Co. The front of the package says "Resinol Soap, For the skin and complexion, bath and toilet. Resinol Chemcial Co. Baltimore M.D., USA." The top has the patent stamp. The bottom says " New design adopted 1932...Made in USA." Both the right and left sides are stamped "Sample." The back, "Tested and approved Bureau of Foods, Sanitation and Health. Conducted by Good Housekeeping Magazine.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 2

Width 0.45

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Resinol Chemcial Co.

Maker Details Resinol was developed by Dr. Merville Hamilton Carter in his private practice as treatment for his patients in Baltimore, Maryland during the late 19th century In 1895, Carter, along with his brother Allan L. Carter and his cousin Henry Stier Dulaney founded the Resinol Chemical Company and began to mass-produce the ointment and other medical products. After over forty years of selling Resinol, the company had John H. Buffham & Co. as an outlet in Great Britain and was a successful global distributor. Henry LeRoy Carter Sr., the son of Dr. Carter, began running the company after the deaths of his father and other staff members. The company's sales began to decline in the 1940s, and after the death of Henry LeRoy Carter Sr. in 1951, his son Henry LeRoy Carter Jr. took the place of his father and grandfather as president of the Resinol Chemical Company. It was purchased by ResiCal Inc. in 2002, which at the time was headed by D. Brooks Cole.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1631



Date MAY 11,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The package has edge-wear along the folded seams. There is tape holding the paper together to the soap. There is fading and staining on the front label.