“A Worthy Enterprise
The Lane County Soap Company Under Full Headway – Turning Out an Excellent Article.
Yesterday a reporter dropped into the establishment of the Lane County Soap Company located on Willamette street between Seventh and Sixth in the Hale block. Those there employed were all busy at work and soap of various brands was being manufactured and piled around in a most business like manner.
Mr. Butler, one of the managers, very kindly gave the information asked for and stated that it took, in that business the same as in any other, a considerable length of time to get things in running order, and that while there are many improvements to be made in the near future that will add materially to the facilities for the rapid turning out of their numerous brands of soap, still they are more than pleased with their advancement thus far and their future prospects, being quite satisfied that their efforts will results in the building up of a respective business for themselves and a manufacturing establishment worthy of public notice and patronage.
Thus far, outside of a few trial cases they have not put their brands upon the market, in fact they have only lately gotten into shape so as to be able to supply the demand when their brands are properly introduced.
At the present time they are working on the “Diamond Bleaching Soap” which is claimed to be a very superior article for laundry purposes. So far as introduced their “Our Choice” laundry soap is giving excellent satisfaction, and they expect it will take its place as one of the standard brands in Oregon as their business progresses. They are also manufacturing a toilet and laundry soap know[n] as “Crystal Savon,” which is elegantly wrapped, and is considered A1 for laundry purposes. As soon as they get things in shape they will also manufacture a soap exclusive for toilet purposes.
In all probability one of their best articles is a washing powder which they are compounding. This is guaranteed to equal, if not surpass, any preparation of the kind now on the market.
This is another business of the manufacturing kind that should be liberally patronized, and will in all probability receive the support of Lane county people. The Register wishes the new firm complete success.” Eugene Morning Register, Jan 31, 1896, pg1, col 5. University of Oregon Knight Library, Newspaper Collection.