Soap: Cake of soap made for Union Steam Ship Company

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This cake of soap was made in New Zealand for the Union Steam Ship Company. The company started in 1875 and sailed coastal and trans-Tasman trade routes, gradually diversifying to passenger liners and mail routes to Vancouver and San Francisco. It is an example of the range of branded product that would have been found on board all ships owned by the Union Steam Ship Company. Items such as this soap would have been taken as souvenirs by passengers and crew.
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Soap: 0 - Whole
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Length (mm): 47mm (1/8ft): 0 - Whole
Width: 78mm (1/4ft): 0 - Whole
Depth (mm): 10mm (1/16ft): 0 - Whole
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