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Object ID 002236

Object Name Simoniz Kleener

Object Desc Cylindrical green metal tin. Once contained lacquer.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001714

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Automotive


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords automobile,Simoniz Kleener,polish,Simoniz Company,

Title Simoniz Kleener

Description Metal tin, reads as follows: Lid: “Trade mark registered, U.S. Pat. Office, Washington, D.C., Trade mark, ‘Simoniz’ Kleener, Dry cleans all fine finishes, Duco, Lacquers, Varnish, Enamel, No scratching – No acids, Restores luster” features image of man waxing car shows before and after, “Revives enamel” Sides: Shows makers label, advertises use for automobiles and furniture. “Cleans and restores luster to all finishes, Duco, Lacquers, Varnish, Enamel, Removes spots, stains, dullness, blemishes, traffic fumes. 12 oz. net weight. Made in U.S.A. the Simoniz Company, 2114-2120 Indiana Ave., Chicago, U.S.A.”, shows instructions for use. The letter ‘C’ inside of a diamond stamped on bottom. Also reads "Not for export, for consumption in U.S. only.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.25

Circumference 13.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Simoniz Company

Maker Details George Simons and Elmer Rich founded Simons Manufacturing Company in 1910. In 1912 ownership transferred to Rich and the company became Simoniz. Rich created the slogan "Motorists Wise, Simoniz," which was popularized by continuous radio broadcast advertising.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1714



Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Scuffs and scrapes on metal surfaces. Considerable grime accumulation on lid.


Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Garage Exhibit from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin