Beautifully engraved unissued SCARCE certificate from the Peet Bros. Manufacturing Company
. This historic document was printed by the Union Banknote Company around 1910 and has an
ornate border around it.
Manufacturing Plant pre Merger with Colgate and Palmolive
Peet Brothers was a Kansas based soap manufacturer that was founded in 1872. Their products included Crystal White Laundry Soap, Crystal White Soap Flakes, Creme Oil Toilet Soap, Imperial Peroxide Toilet Soap, Sea Foam Naphtha Washing Powder, Borax Washing Compound, and many others. The company's main plant was located in Kansas City.
In 1864, Caleb Johnson founded a soap company called B.J. Johnson Soap Co., in Milwaukee. In 1898, this company introduced a soap made of palm and olive oils, called Palmolive. It was so successful that that the B.J. Johnson Soap Co. changed their name to Palmolive in 1917. In 1927, Palmolive merged with Peet Brothers to became Palmolive Peet.
In 1928, Palmolive - Peet joined the Colgate Company to create the Colgate -Palmolive - Peet Company. In 1953, the company's name was simplified to Colgate-Palmolive.