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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.
"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)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
4 1/2 (H) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation