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Advert for the Rapid Boot Cleaning Machine

Advert for the Rapid Boot Cleaning Machine

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Evan.6937

Item number: 6937

Genre: Leaflet

While in wealthy Victorian households it was the servant's job to ensure that their master's shoes were polished and clean, the lower and middle classes had to do it themselves. Machines like the one featured in this advertisement would have been used in gentlemen’s clubs, and in public places such as station platforms so that men could ensure that their shoes did not retain scuffs or marks acquired during the working day.

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