In 1898 the B. J. Johnson Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin began making a soap from palm oil and olive oil. It became so popular that they re-named the company – Palmolive. A Kansas City, Kansas-based soap manufacturer known as Peet Brothers, who were originally from Wisconsin, merged with Palmolive to become Palmolive-Peet. In 1928, Palmolive-Peet acquired the Colgate Company to create the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company. In 1953, Peet was dropped from the name, leaving only Colgate-Palmolive Company, the current name.

This salesman’s sample of Ajax cleanser which was introduced in 1947 is just shy of 2 ½” tall. It is 1 ¾” in diameter. The holes in the top have never been punched in so the container is still full of the powder. The instructions on the lid state – Punch holes to sift. There is some corrosion on the metal top and bottom and some smudges on the label but it is securely attached. There are no tears or holes in the label.

This would be a great addition to your advertising or 1940s memorabilia collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Bluebonnet Hill Estates & Antiques

1940s-1950s Salesman’s Sample Size Ajax Cleanser


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    Bluebonnet Hill Estates & Antiques

    Janel Ponder Smith
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