Bottle

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-197852

Description

Rusted round small metal bottle. The label is old and a tan color with black writing. It is a shoe polish made especially for leather. The lid is very small. The label is worn in areas and ripped in others.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bottles
metal
Bottle

Inscription

"HALF PINT / VISCOL / FOR SHOES AND HARNESS / SOFTENS, PRESERVES, AND WATERPROOFS / SHOES, HARNESS, BELTS, JACKETS / and all other leather goods, and / Makes Them Wear / At Least 3 Times Longer. / Makes belts grip pulleys & prevents glazing of razor strops. / Harness Keeps Pliable Forever if Saturated with Viscol. / You need no rubbers is You Viscolize Your Shoes / A package of Acuin is given with each can of Viscol Dressing / [label is ripped and worn after that and not completely legible] (On label of can with black writing)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

4 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2510