portions Copyright © 2011 by the Museum Archive software project ·  All Rights reserved ·  E-Mail:
Home   |   By Name   |   By Keyword   |   By Category     
Chudnow Museum
Chudnow Museum
Black Silk stove polish can
  1. Details
  2. Images
  3. Conditions
  4. Events
  5. Provenance
  6. Notes


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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

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

Height 4

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2

Circumference 7

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J.L. Prescott Company

Maker Details Founded in Passiac, NJ. Founded in 1910.

Maker Mark


(click for full image)

Image Caption CMY3212



Date SEP 10,2015

Summary Fair

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.