Object ID 003592
Object Name Black Silk stove polish can
Object Desc Can with cap on top. Label is red and white and says "Black silk Stove Polish" on the front with a picture of a man. The top has been painted gold.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003212
General Category History
Category Cleaning Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
Start Year Range 1920
End Year Range 1940
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Black Silk,J.L. Prescott Company,stove polish,cleaning,
Title Black Silk stove polish can
Description Can has a cap on top and the top has been painted with a gold colored coating. The front of the label reads "Black Silk Stove Polish Milwaukee Special" and has a picture of a man with a bow tie and mustache. In pencil "19 cents" is written on the front. One side of the label has directions for use and a warning to not expose the product to heat or fire. Another side has information in what appears to be German. The label is stained black in some areas by the polish. The bottom part of the can is rusted. There is some product in the can but it has solidified.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker J.L. Prescott Company
Maker Details Founded in Passiac, NJ. Founded in 1910.
Date SEP 10,2015
Assessor Julia Kunas
Notes Top of can and cap have been painted gold. Label is stained black in some areas by the polish. Bottom of can is rusted. Some product is left but it is solidified.