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Hudson's Extract of Soap gained grand gold medal, Paris National Academy, 1877 ... : Hudson's Extract of Soap gained highest medal, Paris exhibition, for washing preparations 1878.

  • R. S. Hudson Limited.
  • Ephemera

About this work


Leaflet advertising advertising Hudson's Extract of Soap detergent. The front is a colour illustration showing sailing ships in a dock loading (unloading?) boxes of the soap under a yellow/red/orange sky. There is an A-Z of the various ways in which the soap can be used for cleaning. Robert Spear Hudson (d.1884) invented the first dry soap powder, "Hudson's Dry Soap" in 1837 in his small pharmacy in West Bromwich, England, moving to Liverpool in the 1880s. He advertised extensively, first locally and then nationally, as his business and use of his products grew. The firm was taken over by Lever Brothers Ltd. (now part of Unilever) in 1908.


[Liverpool] : [R.S. Hudson], [1880?]

Physical description

1 sheet : color illustrations ; 14 x 23 cm



  • English

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