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    Posted 10 years ago

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    This is a circa 1950's "Dr. Scholls" brand Foot Powder can. - It is a 7 oz. size can, with a copyright date of 1948 on the graphics. Can identified as No. 819 with a 90¢ price printed on the can directly to the right of the Scholls oval logo. - Made by the Scholl Manufacturing Co., Inc., LaPorte, Indiana
    *** William M. Scholl (1882-1968) was a pioneer of foot care and the founder of Dr. Scholl's, a brand of foot care products. William Scholl was born in La Porte, Indiana as one of 13 children. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago. During his studies, while working in a shoe store in the evenings, he became interested in podiatry. In 1904 he invented and patented an arch support and founded the company Dr. Scholl's to sell it.
    He was joined by his brother Frank who directed the company's overseas business, establishing Scholl Manufacturing Company, Ltd. in London in 1910. Scholl graduated from the Chicago Medical School in 1922. He went on to develop more than 1,000 foot aids. Scholl practiced medicine in Chicago from 1905 until 1946 while also directing his company. *** Source - wikipedia

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    1. Gatormaid, 9 years ago
      My husband's grandfather invented the Dr. Scholl's foot powder and sold the patent in 1920. It came in a blue and white cardboard cylinder w/ a turn top w/ holes you could open and close.
    2. aghcollect aghcollect, 9 years ago
      Hello Gatormaid - I was raised in the Long Beach, Michigan City, & LaPorte area so I am well informed of the Scholl name and it's origins - I also have some products from the Arno Adhesives factory which was also operated by the Scholl family and some milk bottles from the Scholl Dairy, which is still in operation. Quite a diverse and large family history there. Thank you for commenting on my item.

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