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Surety Powdered Hand Soap. Ole time favorite for working hands

Updated on June 1, 2012

History of Surety Hand Soap

Surety powdered hand soap has been around since 1924. It was used by many factory works in the iron, welding, steel mill era. A simple product that could cut through the greasy grime of a hard days work. The marking for the product was done with "Surety Girls" who would go from one factory to the next with demo set ups aka like cigarette girls. This gave woman an opportunity to make extra money.

Well as the saying goes, build a better mouse trap, the world will beat a path to your door. Surety Hand Soap was the better mouse trap. The company grew and branched out to other markets.

The competition had a product call Joe's water-less hand cleaner made with a kerosene base. The hard to clean hands out in the field discovered a trick that when using both the Surety powder with Joe's cream gave them the best of both worlds. Cleaning up greasy sticky hands without water!! Imagine working on the Empire State building 70 floors up getting ready to eat lunch and have black greasy hands and no sink. Both companies were in "hand to hand" combat to capture the market. This combination of cleaning power was going to make a bigger, better mouse trap and Joe landed the first punch with GoJo.

This and better marketing left Surety in the dust...pumice dust. I have been able to track down the owner of Surety and secure the original product. I have been very pleased with the original powder and I too will go water-less with a combination of the original Joe's hand cream and Surety Soap.

Surety Hand Soap is a powdered mixture of pure coconut oil soap, bentonite, Aloe Vera, soybean and orange oil plus skin conditioning Italian pumice scrubber. This is the original trade mark registered powder made in 1924. The plastic shaker contains 18oz. Has multiple cleaning uses. If you are interested in getting a can, let me know.. I had to buy it by the case. fx103@juno.com

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