This soap is a WWII reproduction of a bath-sized Lifebuoy soap. Inside the reproduction cardboard box packaging is a usable bar of modern Lifebuoy soap. This is the larger, bath size bar. We also offer a slightly smaller 1940s Lifebuoy bar, which fits better in the vintage soap tins.
Contrary to popular belief, multiple size options aren’t a modern invention. 1940s soap came in a variety of sizes: hotel / travel sizes, a cosmetic size, the standard 4 oz bath bar that we’re used to seeing today, and in some cases, even giant “family-sized” bars.
We recommend the bath bar size for historical displays and movie productions where a larger bar looks better. it’s also the appropriate size for productions of A Christmas Story.