By Garland Pollard
One of the BrandlandUSA readers asks to bring back Pacquin Hand Cream. It was one of the nation’s best known hand creams, for generations made by the Connecticut company Pacquin-Lester, later known as Leeming-Pacquin.
Leeming, of course, made Hai Karate, so it was sort of a wacky-hip company.
Currently, the trademark is owned by Johnson & Johnson, though not in production.
The brand was first used in commerce in or around 1921, according to the US Patent and Trademark office. In 1950, they came out with a Pacquin’s lotion.
In 1980, Pacquin with Aloe was registered by Pacquin-Lester Company Partnership composed of Joseph W. LesterJR. and Daniel B. Lester, trustees of a trust knownas Fund B, and Leroy Franz Jr. as the trustee of the Mary Louise Lester Clark Trust Partnership, 36 Carriage DR., Avon, Conn.
Until 2006, it was owned by Pfizer, then sold to Johnson & Johnson. They apparently quit production; a large number of folks on Askville are concerned about it.