Item #: 883
Source: Picture Post. October 30, 1954
In the late 1950s and 1960s my mother ensured that a large bar of Pears soap was always on her weekly shopping list. With her two very active boys to keep clean, the bar all too quickly diminished in size to form a slender, oval shape.
At this point my mother followed the 'economy hint' printed on the next bar's wrapper, and press-fitted the remainder of the old bar into the oval recess of the new one. A clever idea, meaning that no soap was ever wasted.
Even into her eighties, my mother insisted on buying Pears soap, which, thankfully, was available up to her decease in 2016, and I think, still is.