X-Ray Stove Polish


"Cannot explode." Well, that's a relief!

Some more info here.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu May 05, 2016
     Category: Technology | Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings | Appliances | 1900s

I wonder if this will work on our new ceramic top?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/05/16 at 11:13 AM
Are those the elusive cable car nymphs?
Posted by Virtual on 05/05/16 at 12:41 PM
Polishes of that era were often largely composed of naphtha, which is highly explosive. So much so that the sale of such was legally prohibited in some jurisdictions. In this case, a seller was held liable after a woman burned to death following a polish-based explosion. https://casetext.com/case/gately-v-taylor
Modern paste shoe polish also contains naphtha, though not at so high a concentration. That is what makes it flammable.
Posted by Frank on 05/05/16 at 03:45 PM
There's what's wrong with modern society - no one keeps a polished stove any more.
Posted by KDP on 05/05/16 at 05:40 PM
Frank--fascinating background I was unaware of! Thanks!
Posted by Paul on 05/05/16 at 09:14 PM
This product reminds me of The Three Stooges short where they're selling Brighto.
Posted by Fritz G on 05/06/16 at 08:35 AM
Not cable car nymphs, stovetop nymphs. They must be related to Hestia.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/06/16 at 10:23 AM

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