Thursday, February 5, 2015

Nelson, Baker & Co.

Nelson Baker & Co. of 61 Brooklyn Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Subsidiary of Penslar Stores.




THE BOOK OF DETROITERS, 1908:
"Edwin Horatio Nelson,  president of the Nelson Baker & Co manufacturing pharmacists; born Brighton, Ontario on June 27, 1856 son of John and Eliza Bayley (Thayer) Nelson; educated in Brighton grammar school; Belleville Commercial College, graduating 1874; Ontario College of Pharmacy, graduating degree of Ph C 1878; married at Rochester NY Apr 29, 1884 to Anna Louise Gilkeson. Came to Detroit spring of 1878 and entered employ of Frederick Stearns, retail druggist; next was connected with Frederick Stearns & Co, manufacturing pharmacists; was elected secretary of the corporation 1886, and continued until 1890; was one of the organizers and incorporators of Nelson Baker & Company in 1890, of which has been the head to the present time. Director National Can Co, National Bank of Commerce. Member Detroit Board of Commerce (director and member executive committee). Republican Episcopalian. Clubs: Detroit (secretary), Country, Les Cheneaux, Recreation. Golfing. Office: Cor. Lafayette Blvd and 7th St. Residence 1737 Jefferson Ave." 


Perfume List:
  • 1919 Garden Court
  • 1926 Fleur du Midi (Flower of the South) 
  • 1926 Spring Blossoms
  • 1926 Blossom Time
  • 1928 Chypre 
  • 1928 Orange Blossoms
  • 1928 Jasmine
  • 1928 Narcissus
  • 1928 Colonial Club for Men

CREAMS and LOTIONS FOR THE SKIN 
  • Garden Court Benzoin and Almond Cream
  • Garden Court Cold Cream
  • Garden Court Double Combination Cream
  • Spring Blossoms Cold Cream
  • Spring Blossoms Almond and Buttermilk Cream
  • Spring Blossoms Vanishing Cream
  • Fleur du Midi Buttermilk Cleansing Cream
  • Fleur du Midi Cold Cream
  • Fleur du Midi Tissue Cream
  • Fleur du Midi Vanishing Cream
  • Fleur du Midi Vanishing Cream Lotion
  • Fleur du Midi Facial Astringent
  • Penslar Almond and Cucumber Cream
  • Camphor Ice Lotion
  • Cocoa Butter Cold Cream
  • Theatrical Cold Cream
  • Cosmetine
  • Glycerine & Bay Rum
  • Creme of Almonds
  • Glycerine & Rose Water

PERFUMES and TOILET WATERS
  • Garden Court Perfume
  • Garden Court Toilet Water
  • Fleur du Midi Perfume
  • Fleur du Midi Toilet Water
  • Spring Blossoms Perfume
  • Spring Blossoms Toilet Water
  • Chypre Perfume 
  • Chypre Toilet Water
  • Jasmine Perfume
  • Jasmine Toilet Water
  • Narcissus Perfume
  • Narcissus Toilet Water 
  • Colonial Club Lilac Vegetal

TALCUM POWDERS 
  • Garden Court Talcum
  • Nelson's Baby Powder 
  • Orange Blossoms Talcum
  • Spring Blossoms Talcum
  • Fleur du Midi Talcum
  • Colonial Club Talcum for Men

SOAPS
  • Fleur du Midi Facial Soap
  • Benzoin and Almond Facial Soap
  • Baby Castile Soap
  • Germicidal Soap

FACE POWDERS
  • Garden Court Face Powder, White, Natural, Brunette
  • Spring Blossoms Face Powder, White, Natural, Brunette
  • Fleur du Midi Face Powder, White, Natural, Brunette
  • Jean Nolan Face Powder
  • Chypre Face Powder 

ROUGE COMPACTS
  • Fleur du Midi Rouge, Raspberry. Strawberry, Medium
  • Spring Blossoms Rouge, Flame, Medium. Poppy
MISCELLANEOUS:
  • Spring Blossoms Brilliantine (Liquid)
  • Fleur du Midi Brilliantine, Solid 

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