Sandsoap - Pearson's Carbolic Packet

Maker
Edward James Pearson
Production date
Circa 1940
Description
A cake of carbolic sand soap wrapped in orange coloured paper manufactured from Pearson's Soap Factory, Auckland in the 1940's. Pearson's soap factory originated in Hamilton. Edward Pearson was one
Edward Pearson was one of the original settlers in Kirikiriroa. Struggling to survive on his plot of land, he abandoned it for the Thames gold fields. Two years later he was back in Hamilton, and bankrupt. Then Pearson developed a unique recipe for carbolic sand soap. He was soon the owner of a thriving business, even exporting to Sydney.
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Media/Materials
Sandsoap and Paper
Measurements
84 x 111 x 76 mm (h x w x d)
Collection
Department Collection Type
Object type
Credit line
Waikato Museum Collection Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1979/29/3

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