Monday, October 10, 2011

Shoe shine kept for best

This unused shoe polishing set, with simulated leather pouch, came down through the family from Annette's grandma. All the brushes say "Made in England," from a time when they actually made things in England. The additional large brush was acquired at an estate sale here in Toronto, bought for buttons as part of a job lot.
The Kiwi shoe polish says: "By appointment to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh" - good to know. The Kiwi company address was Ealing, London, W5.
Of course we shan't be using these items as we're keeping them for best.
Pic by Annette.

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