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Neko Germicidal Soap

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
000001222 a-b
Description
Rectangular bar of soap (b) with text stamped into it, inside a cardboard box (a)
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Accession Number
000001222 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
Rectangular bar of soap (b) with text stamped into it, inside a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - soap - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
cardboard: cream; blue; red
soap: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "NEKO // GERMICIDAL SOAP // REGISTERED TRADEMARK // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // The Original Germicidal Soap has been // manufactured by us since 1897. We have // adoped the name 'NEKO' to identify // and protect the public against imitations. // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination. // POISON // L C 238 E // Parke, Davis & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: "USES OF NEKO // As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing // and refreshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a lux- // urious lather. Cleanses the scalp and // removes dandruff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for // bathing patients and disinfecting sick // room accessories. // Solutions of Neko should not be pre- // pared in aluminum containers. // Active Ingredients Mercuric Iodide 1% // Soap (Anhydrous) 77% ["Mercuric Iodide" and "Soap (Anhydrous)" are connected by a left bracket "{"] // Inert Ingredients 22% // Certain Individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue // use of the soap immediately."; top: "Certains sujets sont extrêmement sensibles aux // composés mercuriels. S'il y a irritation, cesser // immédiatement l'usage de ce savon."; bottom: "Pour la toilette – Neko nettoie et rafraîchit // la peau – Il déodorise"; right side: "Le Savon Neko est idéal pour le bain du malade // et pour désinfecter les accessoires à son usage. // Ne pas faire une savonnure au Neko dans des // ustensiles en aluminium."; left side: "Pour la chevelure – Le Neko mousse bien. Il // nettoie le cuir chevelu et fait disparêtre // les pellicules."; (b) top and bottom: "PARKE-DAVIS // NEKO // GERMICIDIAL // SOAP // MADE IN CANADA [stamped]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box is dented, water damaged, abraded at edges, dirty and yellowing; no apparent problem with soap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; also see 000.001.300 and .335
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Neko Germicidal Soap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4093
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
000001300 a-b
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (a), with text stamped on it, in a cardboard box (a)
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Accession Number
000001300 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (a), with text stamped on it, in a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - soap bar - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; red; black; blue
soap: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "2 3/8 OZ. CAKE // NEKO® // GERMICIDAL SOAP // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // The Original Germicidal Soap has been // manufactured by us since 1897. We have // adopted the name 'NEKO' to identify it // and protect the public against imitations. // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination // POISON // L H 213 M // Neko – Registered Trade Mark // Stock 21-61-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "Le Savon Neko est idéal pour le bain du malade // et est pour désinfecter les accessoires à son usage. // Ne pas faire une savonnure au Neko dans des // ustensils en aluminium."; back: "USES OF NEKO // As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing // and refreshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a lux- // urious lather. Cleanses the scalp and // removes dandruff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for bath- // ing patients and disinfecting sick room // accessories. // Solutions of Neko should not be pre- // pared in aluminum containers. // Active ingredients Mercuric Iodide 1% // Soap (Anhydrous) [{ brackets merc. iodide and soap] 77% // Inert Ingredients 22% // Certain individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue // use of the soap immediately."; left side: "Pour la chevelure – Le Neko mousse bien. Il // nettoie le cuir chevelu et fait disparaître // les pellicules."; top: "Certains sujets sont extrêmement sensible aux // composés mercuriels. S'il y a irritation, cesser // immédiatement l'usage de ce savon."; bottom: "Pour la toilette – Le Neko nettoie et rafraîchit // la peau – Il déodorise"; (b) front: "PARKE-DAVIS // NEKO // GERMICIDAL // SOAP // MADE IN CANADA [stamped]"; back: identical to front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Cardboard is yellowing; box is scuffed; top right flap is torn off; no apparent problems with soap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; also see: 000.001.222, .335
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Neko Germicidal Soap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4142
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
000001335 a-b
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (b) in a cardboard box (a); the top flap of the box had at one time been taped shut with a pharmacy label under a piece of transparent tape; this has been torn open and under it is another pharmacy label; there is also a price sticker on this flap.
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Accession Number
000001335 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (b) in a cardboard box (a); the top flap of the box had at one time been taped shut with a pharmacy label under a piece of transparent tape; this has been torn open and under it is another pharmacy label; there is also a price sticker on this flap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - soap bar - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
soap: blue
cardboard: white; blue; red
paper: white; red; blue; cream
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "NEKO® // SOAP // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // ® // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination. // POISON // Stock 21-61-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A."; front: "NEKO // REMOVES BODY ODORS"; right side: "NEKO // FOR THE BATH"; left side: "NEKO // FOR THE SHAMPOO"; back: "NE [illeg.] // [illeg.] ES B [illeg.] // Drug Store // OMEMEE 85¢ // 799-5031"; bottom label reads: "TO COMPLY WITH PHARMACY // ACT THIS IS LABELLED // POISON // Harold W. Lennox // DRUGGIST // OMEMEE ONTARIO"; top label reads: "To conform with the Pharmacy Act // this product is labelled POISON // E. GREGORY PHARMACY // W. N. Gregory – Phone 324-2144 // 68 Kent St. W. Lindsay"; bottom: "As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing and re- // freshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a luxurious // lather. Cleanses the scalp and removes dan- // druff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for bathing // patients and cleansing sick room accessories. // The antibacterial action of mercuric iodide // helps to sanitize them. // Active ingredients: Mercuric Iodide, 1%; Soap // (anhydrous), 77% // Inert ingredients: 22% // Certain individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue use // of the soap immediately. // Solutions of Neko should not be prepared in // aluminum containers. // 2 5/8 OZ. CAKE"; (b) front: "NEKO // SOAP // PARKE DAVIS & CO. // MADE IN U.S.A."; back is identical to front.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly yellowed, discoloured from adhesives on sticker and tape; soap is crumbling at edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.222, .300
Images
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