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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
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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Place of Origin
Date MAR 4,2013
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.