Nugget white dressing cleaner

Made by the Nugget Polish Co. (Sales) Ltd, London – a product very similar to the original Pickering’s Blanco.

Nugget white dressing

Images by ‘GliderRider’ on the Dutch reenactment forum:

A de-luxe nugget white dressing was available in tins complete with sponge, for buckskin and canvas boots and shoes, belts, helmets etc.
Nugget white dressing
Photo: David Pratt

Nugget were boot polish manufacturers and a well established brand in the early 1900’s. They use the strap line of ‘As used in the Royal Households’ – not quite a Royal Warrant though! The range included Black and Tan Tiger brand boot polishes but also a bottled liquid boot whitening for leather/canvas boots and sports shoes.

The brand name is still use across the world although not the original company but by a process of takeovers and acquisitions.

Nugget boot polish

Nugget polish WW2

Nugget was registered as a trade name in France in 1919 (and renewed in 1929)
No. 6057. – February 19, 1929. – The Nugget Polish Company Limited in Kennington, London. —
(Renewal of trademark No. 3356 of February 22, 1919.) – Products: Leather polish, metal polish, furniture polish, black lead for polishing, knife polishing, silver powder for silver, emery and other materials and cleaning, polish and preserve all leather, metals, glassware, furniture, brushes and all worked or unworked skins and all articles made of leather.