MUM Deodorant

Title

MUM Deodorant

Subject

Hygiene & Toiletries

Description

Mums manufactured what is considered by many to be the first commercially available deodorant. It was a cream that came in a milk class container. The product claimed to neutralize body odors without clogging the pores or using strong perfumes. It was first locally available in Philadelphia but became a national brand in 1898.
We have the base of one of these containers, which has embossing, while the lid was smooth with a label. This particular glass container ceased production in 1929.
Ads for MUM in Atlanta newspaper began frequently appearing in the 1920s.

Embossing: MUM MFG CO / PHILA, PA

Source

https://baybottles.com/2021/01/08/m-u-m-mfg-co-philadelphia-pa/

Publisher

Phoenix Project

Date

1898-1929

Contributor

Fall 2017 Group 2
HIP-SI 2023

Format

34g
Diameter: 44mm
Height: 16mm

Type

Milk glass
Glass

Identifier

p378, ACC 173

Coverage

CCU 360

Collection

Citation

“MUM Deodorant,” The Phoenix Project , accessed June 17, 2024, https://martaphoenixproject.gsuanthropology.com/items/show/72.

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