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Entries Tagged as 'Soap'

On the Shelves: From Ivory to Cigarette Machines to Krispy Kreme Candles

March 13th, 2017 · No Comments

In the last few weeks I have been making some brand-related observations while out in the mad world of brands. Here are some of the good and bad, and in between. It’s a new feature here called On the Shelves, a sort of Hodgepodge Lodge of brand notes. Quarters for Cigs. Lots of Quarters! Today, I […]

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Tags: Soap · Tobacco

Tide Goes Retro at Target

May 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments

CINCINNATI – This May, Procter & Gamble is offering limited edition, retro-packaged versions of Tide, Bounce and Downy, only available at Target. It’s an amusing promotion that helps to educate younger consumers about Tide’s legacy, while giving older consumers a bit of nostalgia. “Technology has changed how we wash and dry our clothes and there […]

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Tags: News · Soap

Amusing Brand: Glamorene Rug, Upholstery Cleaner

November 3rd, 2010 · 23 Comments

Glamorene was once a top upholstery cleaner; it has since disappeared from American shelves. Such an amusing name. Pictured here, a can from the 1970s or so. Glamorene was originally made by the company Jerclaydon, a company owned by three brothers named Sheldon, Clayton and Jerold Hulsh. Time magazine has a great article from the […]

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Tags: Soap

Personna Razors in Piccadilly Circus

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments

LONDON – Many brands that were once popular still get exposure through popular media, especially through photography and movies. We happened upon one razor brand, Personna, in the back of a 1960s photo of Roger Daltrey of The Who. The rocker is standing a block or two away from the Trocadero, you can see just […]

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Tags: Health and Beauty · Soap

History of Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments

That there can be small companies that make just a few products and stay independent is evidenced by Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing. The company was born in the 1880s, when a traveling salesman name Al Stewart carried around a family concoction.  He sold the rights to a fellow named Luther Ford in 1883, or thereabouts, and […]

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Tags: Made in USA · Soap