Soap [Potter & Moore]; Potter & Moore (estab. 1749); 2015.128.177


Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)


Soap [Potter & Moore]

About this object

Box: Rectangular cardboard box opening at both ends, with green cross-hatching pattern. Handwritten in pencil on front is "13/4/49".
Soap: Rectangular, ivory coloured block of soap with rounded corners. Within an indented rectangle on front is "POTTER & MOORE'S / ESTD. 1749 / MITCHAM / LAVENDER SOAP".
Pamphlet: Folding paper pamphlet containing "Recorded history of the / house of Potter & Moore, / distillers of Lavender at / Mitcham, Surrey England / since 1749" and "A Short History of Mitcham".


Potter & Moore (estab. 1749)

Maker Role


Place Made



1 - Box: H 63 L 82 W 30mm (H 2 1/2 L 3 1/4 W 1 3/16")
2 - Soap: H 51 L 75 W 22mm (H 2 L 2 15/16 W 7/8")
3 - Pamphlet: H 160 L 251mm (H 6 5/16 L 9 7/8")


Soap Collection

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Soap/Hygiene Artifacts/Toilet Articles/03 Personal Artifacts/Nomenclature

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