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For sale is a 1930s SHINOLA WAX SHOE POLISH TIN & ORGINAL CARDBOARD BOX from the Shinola Company, Rochester, NY. The top of the Shinola advertising Tin reads as follows: “Cleans Whitens Renovates All Kinds White Shoes – White Cake Cleaner – SHINOLA – Reg U.S. PAT OFF and Abroad – Shinola Company, Rochester, NY USA – Makes Old Shoes Look New – Keeps New Shoes from Looking Old”. This 2 1/2 ounce tin is in great condition.  The inside cake is in like new condition with the original application sponge. The best feature of this sale is the cardboard SHINOLA HOME SET BOX. Few of the Shinola tins remain but the cardboard box is a true rarity. The tin measures 2 5/8 inches diameter. The box measures 8 1/4 inches, 3 1/8 inches, and 2 7/8 inches. A superb collectible advertising tin.

Shinola is a defunct American brand of shoe polish. The Shinola Company, founded in Rochester, New York in 1877 as the American Chemical Manufacturing and Mining Company, produced the polish under a sequence of different owners until 1960. “Shinola” was a trade name and trademark for boot polish. This product was the inspiration from the old timey put down–“You don’t know shit from Shinola”.

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 1 in