British dubbin Protective No. 1

On the label

DUBBIN
PROTECTIVE No1
2.oz
C.P. Ltd

This somewhat battered tin is printed in black (including the ‘broad arrow’ mark) on a gold ground and is complete with unused contents. The thick, clear, dark brown grease smells slightly of wax/vaseline. The C.P. Ltd is most likely to be the Canadian company Capo Polishes Limited.
Dubbin Protective No 1
Photo: David Pratt

Arctic Dubbin

On the label

Capo trademark registered
Arctic dubbin
A waterproofing compound for all kinds of leathers
The Capo Polishes Limited, Hamilton, Canada

Capo arctic dubbin
Photo: Geoff Robinson

Arctic Rubber Dubbin

On the label

Arctic rubber dubbin for all coloured leathers
Apply with fingers. Rub well into the leather.
Guaranteed waterproof
CAPO
Capo Polishes Limited, Hamilton

Capo arctic dubbin
Photo: Geoff Robinson

Arctic Dubbin

Capo Arctic Dubbin
Photo: courtesy Kevin J. Hebib Collection


arctic dubbinCapo Arctic Dubbin is still being manufactured (in 120g plastic tubs) by CAPO Industries Ltd in Ontario, Canada. The product has a whitish, vaseline-like consistency and the properties are described as waterproofing leather, reducing the formation of salt stains and containing mink oil and silicone.

More information on the company can be found here: Capo Polishes Ltd
and their polishes here: Capo polishes



This page was last updated: 25th December 2016