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Object ID 002133

Object Name Cashmere Bouquet Soap

Object Desc A Large Size of toilet soap that was made by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001639

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Category Personal Care


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Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

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Object Keywords Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,Cashmere Bouquet Soap,soap,cleaning,grooming,bar soap,

Title Cashmere Bouquet Soap

Description It is a cream colored paper label that contains soap that was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company. The front of the soap box says "Large Size Cashmere Bouquet Toilet Soap. Colgate. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Made in the U.S.A." The font is in a medieval style writing. It is surrounded by images of tied bows and flowers. The sides of the box all say "Cashmere Bouquet." The back says "'The Fragrance Men Love' Only Cashmere Bouquet gives your skin this exciting bouquet...the fragrance men love. It comes from a secret wedding of exquisite perfumes. Keep dainty each day by bathing in Cashmere Bouquet. Its rich, creamy lather is just grand for complexion care too! Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co." The font color is a light brown.


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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.

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Image Caption CMY1639



Date MAY 11,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Package is still intact. There is staining on the front bottom and the back top of the box.