Classic packaging. The 'Kiwi' Shoe Polish
This is the most famous shoe polish sold in the world today. The white
Kiwi bird on the red and black background makes this logo easily recognisable.
The company manufacturing the polish was set up as far back as 1906 by
the Scotsman William Ramsey who named the product after his New Zealand
born wife. Kiwi first produced the boot polish in 1906 in Australia before
expanding to the U.K in 1911.
At the end of the twentieth century shoes and boots became affordable
to the masses and with the start of the Second World War in 1911 the demand
for large numbers of polished army boots increased the sales of the product.
Soldiers returning from the War continued to use the product. Kiwi soon
became the number one boot polish and remains so today.
The image below shows the 'Kiwi tin'. Notice the clever opening lever
on the side.