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Robert A. Chesebrough

Chesebrough Manufacturing Company

1875 - 1909

Personal Care & Home Products

pre-1900 b. 1837
male
Personal
Born-Died1837 - 1933
BirthplaceEngland
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - pre-1900

Chesebrough organized the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company in 1875, of which he was president until 1908. Chesebrough’s firm began with the production of kerosene, but after 1881 focused solely on the manufacturing of Vaseline. Chesebrough quickly established worldwide sales and market dominance for Vaseline.