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Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack #411249
Mon Apr 22 2013 11:35 AM
Mon Apr 22 2013 11:35 AM
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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While walking the dog late one night prior to garbage pick up day, noticed this Sack left out in the garbage a few streets over from mine. Inside was a bunch of pillowcases and sheets, so lugged it home with the dog and me. It is in really nice shape and wondered if anyone could tell whether this is vintage or replicated since it is so nice. Everything is clean including the draw ropes and there are graphics on both sides. If authentic, any idea on aging? Saw some soaps on ebay, similar graphics, but not sack form. Anyway, noticed the auto wheel on the graphics and wondered even if this is replicated, if indeed powdered soap would have been delivered to gas stations within a sack such as this way back when? Thanks for any info.

Kevin

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Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: mrcavalcade] #411285
Mon Apr 22 2013 02:01 PM
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Appears to be a steel gear , rather than Auto wheel . Also looks like a Blacksmith , rather tan auto mechanic.
No idea if it's original , but nice display piece.

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Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: It's for sale] #411290
Mon Apr 22 2013 02:13 PM
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thought it appeared to be a wheel under the gear.


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Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: mrcavalcade] #411322
Mon Apr 22 2013 04:02 PM
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Wagon Wheel under gear wheel

Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: Dick Bennett] #411328
Mon Apr 22 2013 04:10 PM
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Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: Dick Bennett] #411331
Mon Apr 22 2013 04:16 PM
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Doing a little research on the 'net...

Peet Bros Soap was founded in 1872...

In 1926 Palmolive and Peet merged to form the Palmolive-Peet Company...

In 1928 Colgate merged with Palmolive-Peet and the Company changed their name to Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company...

In 1953, the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company name was simplified to Colgate-Palmolive....

http://scripophily.net/peetbrosmanc1.html

Since the canvas bag reads: "Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company"... I would surmise it is from the time period of 1928-1953, if "real"?.....

No matter what, I like the looks of it!....

(Mick is less long-winded, than I)

Last edited by Bob Richards; Mon Apr 22 2013 04:17 PM. Reason: Mick beat me to it...

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Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: Bob Richards] #411344
Mon Apr 22 2013 04:44 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. Yea, i like it too! Good garbage find real or not! Course the wife would not let me take the sheets out without urging me to put gloves on and open it outside our home! Lol


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Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: mrcavalcade] #411505
Tue Apr 23 2013 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: mrcavalcade
thought it appeared to be a wheel under the gear.


Sorry , you are correct.

Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: It's for sale] #413039
Mon Apr 29 2013 12:21 PM
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Kevin, thanks for posting the photo of your "Peet's sack"...

I checked on Ebay and found an "unused bar of Peet's Mechanic's Soap and the original box...





And for $10, how could I pass it up? ... LOL


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Re: Peet's Mechanics Soap Sack [Re: Bob Richards] #413113
Mon Apr 29 2013 05:11 PM
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Uh... Bob?? I think you have a slight problem? LOL! Cool pic!


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