1960 SR Toothpaste

Mentadent SR (formerly Gibbs SR) is a brand of toothpaste owned by Unilever. The product was originally named after sodium ricinoleate.

Gibbs SR was the first product to be promoted on UK television. The introduction of commercial television advertising was due to the Television Act of 1954 which created the commercial broadcaster ITV. The advertisement was first shown on 22 September, 1955 at 8:12, with a voiceover by Alex Macintosh.  The advertisement was written and produced by Brian Palmer.

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1960 Persil

Persil (also known as DixanWipp, or LeChat) is a brand of laundry detergent currently and originally made by Henkel & Cie; but which is now also licensed for manufacture, distribution, and marketing in several countries by Unilever. Henkel and Unilever both manufacture their own formulations. Introduced in 1907, Persil is notable because it was the first commercially available “self-activated” laundry detergent.  The name, Persil, is derived from two of its original ingredients, perborate and silicate  It is Unilever’s premium brand in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Persil is sold in many forms, with several “environment friendly” products.

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1960 OMO

Surf is the name of a brand of laundry detergent made by Unilever and sold in the India, Ireland, South Africa and many other countries. In the United Statesthe Surf product line is owned by Sun Products. The brand Omo was used when it was introduced in Australia and New Zealand but in Australia, Surf as well as Omo are sold and they are both top- selling laundry detergents in Australia[citation needed]. Surf was introduced in 1959 after Rinso, formerly Lever’s best selling detergent brand, had declined in both sales and market share. Formulations of the detergent and the market segment targeted vary by region; in some countries Unilever also markets Persil detergent (but in others Persil is a Henkel brand).

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1955 Gibbs SR Tooth Paste

Mentadent SR (formerly Gibbs SR) is a brand of toothpaste owned by Unilever. The product was originally named after sodium ricinoleate.

Gibbs SR was the first product to be promoted on UK television. The introduction of commercial television advertising was due to the Television Act of 1954 which created the commercial broadcaster ITV. The advertisement was first shown on 22 September, 1955 at 8:12, with a voiceover by Alex Macintosh.  The advertisement was written and produced by Brian Palmer.

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1979 Bovril Cubes

Bovril is the trademarked name of a thick, salty meat extract, developed in the 1870s by John Lawson Johnston and sold in a distinctive, bulbous jar. It is made in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, owned and distributed by Unilever UK.

Bovril can be made into a drink by diluting with hot water, or less commonly with milk.   It can also be used as a flavouring for soups, stews or porridge, or spread on bread, especially toast, rather like Marmite.

The first part of the product’s name comes from Latin bos meaning “ox” or “cow.” Johnston took the -vril suffix from Bulwer-Lytton’s then-popular “lost race” novelThe Coming Race (1870), whose plot revolves around a superior race of people, the Vril-ya, who derive their powers from an electromagnetic substance named “Vril.”

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