Site of original Vaseline plant

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Comments (3)

Avagara on June 6, 2009

Not much to look at now, but the 1914 Perth Amboy map identifies this field as the site of the Cheseborough (sic) Manufacturing Company, where Vaseline petroleum jelly was first produced. Robert Chesebrough (spelled without the extra "o") founded the company in 1870. The company merged with Pond's Company (a maker of cold cream) to form Chesebrough-Ponds in 1955 and was bought in turn by the Anglo-Dutch company Unilever in 1987. I couldn't find a record of when the factory was torn down.

jmgrace on October 18, 2011

great pictures, would you know the address of this original Vaseline factory?

Avagara on October 19, 2011

Thanks. You can see on the map that it's near Patterson & Sheridan Streets. You can see it on the map linked in the first comment with the name Cheseborough Manufacturing Co. (the actual name is Chesebrough, without the extra "o"). I don't know what street address was used back in the day.

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  • Uploaded on June 6, 2009
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    by Avagara
    • Taken on 2009/05/24 08:28:35
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