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    Posted 7 months ago

    fortapache
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    Toilet cream is how I have always kept my skin soft and manageable. Actually not so much. Apparently toilet cream was a more attractive name in the long ago. This product first appeared in 1906 back when I believe the toilet was the bathroom as opposed to the bathroom bowl. I recall old commercials always called it the bathroom bowl instead of a toilet.
    The company was E. C. DeWitt and Co. Inc. Companies had long and distinguished names back then.
    The price of this is 25 cents which is printed on the label which made stocking the shelves a bit easier. If I could figure out when something like this would cost a quarter I could figure out when it was made. It has a screw off cap so this would not be an early bottle. My guess is 50 75 years old.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 months ago
      Sweet old neat Relic from the Bathroom !!
    2. Recordmantime, 7 months ago
      Hmm still some left ...just add a little water shake and your ready to go ...'-)) I'm sure it can hurt ya ...lol nice find.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Interesting find. I'm guessing that's also where the term "Toilet Water" came from as well in reference to cologne or perfume.
    4. keramikos keramikos, 7 months ago
      fortapache, Yeah, just reading the product name initially made me wheeze. };-)

      https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toilet

      *snip*

      Origin

      Mid 16th century: from French toilette ‘cloth, wrapper’, diminutive of toile (see toile). The word originally denoted a cloth used as a wrapper for clothes; then (in the 17th century) a cloth cover for a dressing table, the articles used in dressing, and the process of dressing, later also of washing oneself ( toilet (sense 2 of the noun)). In the 19th century the word came to denote a dressing room, and, in the US, one with washing facilities; hence, a lavatory (early 20th century).

      *snip*

      https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/toilet
    5. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      Thank you very much antiquerose.

      Thank you very much Recordmantime. Might take a lot of shaking.

      Thank you very much Scott. Looks like keramikos has that covered.

      Thank you very much keramikos. I think you covered it pretty well.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      Thank you
      antiquerose
      fattytail
      Newfld
      bottle-bud
      Recordmantime
      yougottahavestuff
      Brunswick
      jscott0363
      Re-In-Vintage
      keramikos
      purvis
      Vynil33rpm
    7. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      Thank you burtmacklin.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      Thank you SEAN68.

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