Packer's Healing Tar Soap

Packer's Healing Tar Soap

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An inscription on this metal container read “PACKERS’ / HEALING / TAR SOAP” and “THE / PACKER / MFG. CO. INC. / NEW YORK / U.S.A.” and “REG. U.S. TRADE MARK PATENT OFF.” and “MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “PURE AS THE PINES” and “SHAMPOOING / BATH / TOILET / NURSERY” and “BOOKLET WITH INSTRUCTIONS ENCLOSED.”
Daniel F. Packer (1825-1904) was born in Mystic, Ct., followed the gold rush to California, and introduced his pine tar soap to market in 1869. That firm is still in business, trading as Packer’s Pine.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
soap
personal hygiene product
Other Terms
Personal Hygiene Products
maker
Packer Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 6.985 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
MG.293320.1453
catalog number
293320.1453
accession number
293320
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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