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Object ID 004175

Object Name Military Button Polishing Kit

Object Desc Tan military button polishing kit. Includes Tan tin container, polish, and polish brush.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004161a-c

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General Category History

Category Military


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 10,1991


Location Room 5

Object Date 1940's

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords military,polishing,buttons,

Title Military Button Polishing Kit

Description World War II era military button polishing kit which includes tin, polish, and brush. Tin is tan in color with minimal rust, some painted has been rubbed off at edges. Tin lid is hinged and reads "Military / Button Polishing/ Kit / Complete With/ Polish - Brush - Cloth - Board" Lid has a white stripe along the sides. Bottom of tin is golden. Inside the tin is a small round container of "Dab Lightning" button polish. This container is made of tin and is red with off white accents. The bottom of the container is off white and has the product directions printed in red. Also within the tin is a small polish brush with a wooden base and short bristles.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.75

Length 4

Width 4

Depth 2.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY4161a-c



Date APR 27,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Tin has minimal rusting, some paint has been worn away at edges. Kit only includes two items of the four that are listed on the tin's label.