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Object ID 002240

Object Name Simoniz Finish

Object Desc Metal cylindrical orange tin. Red and black lettering. Still has contents.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001718

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

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Motorists Wise,automobile,Simoniz Company,cars,tins,cleaning,polish,

Title Simoniz Finish

Description Metal tin, reads as follows: Lid: “Motorists wise, Simoniz, Always Simoniz a new car, keeps colors from fading, protects and makes all finishes last longer.” Includes image of man cleaning car and Simoniz crest. 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, 2100 Indiana Ave., Chicago, U.S.A.”, shows instructions for use. The letter ‘C’ stamped on bottom.


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

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Quantity 0



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 CMY1718



Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Considerable wear and scuffs to container. Grime build up on lid.