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Object ID 003125

Object Name Colgate Shaving Stick

Object Desc An aluminum canister with shaving soap inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002817a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Colgate,shaving,canisters,

Title Colgate Shaving Stick

Description An aluminum canister with a removeable lid. Embossed on the side is Colgate & Co. Shaving Stick New York U.S.A. C&Co. monogram is embossed on the lid. Inside, a piece of paper stuck to the soap says in black text "Do not dip soap in water. Do not remove paper lining from box."


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.38

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.44

Circumference 4.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Colgate & 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.

Maker Mark C&co. on lid


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Image Caption CMY2817A-C



Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The metal is still shiny, but is tarnishing around the lid. The soap is still inside.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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