- Brillo Pad
It came at a time when the introduction of
aluminiumpots and pans (replacing cast iron) was creating a quiet revolution in the kitchen. Easily blackened by coalfires, the shiny newness of the cookware didn't last long.
peddlerand his brother-in-law, a jeweler, offered New York lawyer Milton Loeb a share of the profits in exchange for assistance in protecting their invention, a "scouring pad" made of fine steel wooland jeweler's rouge. Loeb obtained a patent in 1913 under the trademark "Brillo", from the Latinword for "bright." [ [http://www.brillo.com/crelations/history.asp Brillo A History Of Cleaning] ]
By 1917 the Brillo Manufacturing Company was selling packaged boxes of six pads and a separate bar of soap. It was only in the 1930s that the soap was contained within the pad. The company merged with Purex Industries in 1962. The Dial Corporation bought Purex Industries in 1985. In 1997, it sold Brillo to
Church and Dwight. In the USA, Brillo is made in London, Ohio.
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* [http://www.brillo.com Brillo]
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