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Object ID 003120

Object Name D&W Gibbs Cold Cream Soap

Object Desc 3 Circular pink paper wrapped bars of cold cream soap in a cardboad display box

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002811a-d

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General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords soap,London,City Soap Works,D&W Gibbs,bar soap,

Title D&W Gibbs Cold Cream Soap

Description 3 pink paper wrapped circular bars of soap (B-D) in a cardboard display box (A); box: has a standing display tab that says: Gibbs superfatted cold cream soap with soap graphics, the front says it is for delicate skins; the 3 bars have gold stick-on seals at each end, the fronts say they are made in Great Britan and London, City Soap Works and Bath Size


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Dimension Details Box (A): H: 6in; L: 8.5in; W: 4in Soap (B-D): H: 3.5in; L:2in; W: 2in

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker D&W Gibbs; City Soap Works

Maker Details David Gibbs soap works was founded in 1712 and remained in the City of London until 1889 when the factory was destroyed by fire. They bought the Wapping soap works of Paton & Charles and remained at 105-107 Wapping High Street until the blitz of 1940/41. Gibbs became part of Unilever (date unknown but possibly in the 1920s and the name still survives in the Elida Gibbs Division created in 1960 to handle Unileverís person care products.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2811A-D



Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes Soap has a little wear on paper wrappers but is sealed; box has a few large tears


Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin