1899 Article Shoe Polishing Device Robert F Burwell - ORIGINAL SCA2


This is an original 1899 one page article on Shoes Polishing Apparatus invented by Robert F. Burwell from 902 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut.

The device comprises a box or stand having in its lower portion a drawer for brushes, dauber, etc., while in its open top is a foot rest, on opposite sides of which are rollers. Under the rollers and over the rest on which one's boot or shoe is placed extends a polishing band having handles at each end by means of which the band may be passed rapidly back and forth over the front of the shoe.


This 113+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through visible on this ad.

  • Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3 x 6.25 inches; 8 x 16 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)