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Object ID 000479

Object Name Shoe polishing brush

Object Desc Shoe polishing brush made of lambs wool and wood included in the victory shoe shine kit. These kits were sent to soldiers in World War II during the early 1940s.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000457

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General Category History

Category Shoes


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords brushes,military,shoes,cleaning,polishing,footwear,

Title Shoe polishing brush

Description Victory shoe shine kit 5 star complete combination. quality lamb's wool polishing brush, handy lamb's wool polish dauber, waterproof wax shoe polish, durable polishing cloth, pair quality shoe laces. Bull polishing, bulling, spit polishing or spit shining refers to a method for polishing leather products in such a way as to give an extremely high shine effect. It is commonly used in the military as a traditional method of presenting leather accessories (such as a Sam Browne belt) and boots for inspection. Polish the final layer of polish with a good quality wet cloth or wet cotton wool until the desired shine appears.


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Length 6

Width 1.75

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Circumference 0

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Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY457



Date MAR 4,2013

Summary good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes wool a little dirty but undamaged leather and padding under the wool in good condition but exposed. The wood is in good condition and smooth. there is only one small chip on a corner.