Boots shaving soap bowl

Description

A lidded bowl designed to contain Potter & Moore's Old English Lavender shaving soap. Compression moulded in phenol formaldehyde, it was manufactured for Potter & Moore to be sold by Boots, and dates to circa 1930s. The Potter & Moore company was originally founded in 1749, using natural ingredients to create beauty and bath products and specialising in lavender essential oil cultivation. In 1886 the business was acquired by W. J. Bush and Co but products were still sold under the Potter & Moore brand until at least 1954. The patent associated with this bowl was registered by Rolls Razor Ltd in 1928 and refers to an improvement in the projecting lid and the internal screw thread ribs. Refer AIBDC : 006962 for another example.
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Inscriptions

moulded: "Old English. Lavender. Shaving Bowl " (top of lid)
moulded: "Boots" (underneath lid)
moulded: "Potter & Moore. London. Shaving soap. Made in England. Licensed U.Pat. No. 323759" (base of pot)

Object number

AIBDC : 009381

Date

1930 - 1939 (circa)

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Dimensions
Height
40mm
Diameter
100mm

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