On the label

Carr’s Dubbing
Established 1837
For rendering leather soft and waterproof
A relief to chapped hands
Carr & Son, New Southgate, London, N
Yellow

Carr's dubbing
Photo: David Pratt
Contents are a yellowish wax, some solidified.

British forces dubbin

On the label

C&D&M Ltd
DUBBIN
PROTECTIVE No1
2.oz

British army dubbin
Photo: Geoff Robinson
Manufactured by Carr & Day & Martin after 1923. With a domed and rolled edge lid, this container is unprinted, plain embossed tin plate.

British forces dubbin

On the label

PROTECTIVE No1 C&D&M Ltd
DUBBIN
2.oz

Dubbin No 2
Photo: Sean Foster
Manufactured by Carr & Day & Martin after 1923. The straight-lidded container is unprinted, plain embossed tin plate.

On the label

DALES’ GOLD MEDAL DUBBIN

A SUPERIOR PREPARATION
FOR WATERPROOFING, SOFTENING & PRESERVING BOOTS, SHOES, SADDLERY AND ALL LEATHER GOODS. INVALUABLE FOR FOOTBALL BOOTS AND ALL LEATHER SPORTS FOOTWEAR.
SPECIALL SUITABLE FOR HOT OR DAMP CLIMATES

IF OCCASIONALLY APPLIED WINTER & SUMMER – WILL ADD THREE TIMES TO THE LIFE OF THE LEATHER.

DIRECTIONS: FIRST FREE THE LEATHER FROM ALL DIRT, THEN WARM IT IN THE SUN OR BEFORE A FIRE AND WHILST WARM WELL RUB IN THE DUBBIN. ALTERNATIVELY, MELT THE DUBBIN AND APPLY TO THE LEATHER AS OIL. WELL RUB THE ARTICLE WITH A CLOTH BEFORE POLISHING.

NONE GENUINE UNLESS SIGNED
TRADE John J Dales MARK

Around rim of lid:
MADE IN ENGLAND BY CARR & DAY & MARTIN LTD., GREAT DUNMOW, ESSEX. CONTENTS 2 OZS. (56.7 GRAMMES).


Dales' Gold Medal Dubbin
Photo: David Pratt
This 75mm diameter brown & cream tin (with some golden dubbin remaining) was manufactured was manufactured between 1936 and 1989 by Carr & Day & Martin who took over the brand name after the winding up of the John T. Dales Ltd business during WWII.

On the label

Established 1880
Dales’ Gold Medal Black Dubbin
For rendering leather soft and waterproof
Trade mark John T. Dales
contents 3.5 fl oz 100ml
Made by Carr & Day & Martin Ltd – Great Dunmow – Essex – Engand
A superior preparation for the preserving of all leather goods

Dales' gold medal black dubbin
Photo: David Pratt
This large black and white printed tin, 95mm diameter and 23mm deep, was manufactured between 1936 and 1989 by Carr & Day & Martin Ltd at their Great Dunmow factory in Essex. The 1880 date harks back to when John T. Dales started his business, not the more usual date of 1770 for the CDM business.

On the label

Carr & Day & Martin
Established 1770
Dales Dubbin
For rendering leather soft and waterproof
100ml
Made by Carr & Day & Martin Ltd, Great Dunmow, Essex, Engand
A superior preparation for all leather goods. 100ml

Dales Dubbin
Photo: David Pratt
This large brown and white printed tin with butterfly opener, 95mm diameter and 23mm deep, was manufactured at the earliest 1976 and latest 1989 (more likely mid to late 1980’s) by Carr & Day & Martin Ltd at their Great Dunmow factory in Essex. The date date has been changed from 1880 to 1770 – referring to Day & Martin, reference to John T Dales now lost. The tin sports the early eight digit bar code as well as the European ‘℮’ average weight/volume mark.

On the label

Carr & Day & Martin
Neutral
Dales Dubbin
200 years of excellence
50ml Carr & Day & Martin, Warrington, England. Softens and Waterproofs Leather.

Carr & Day & Martin Neutral Dales Dubbin
Photo: David Pratt
This 7cm diameter 50ml “press to open” tin printed simply in brown and white was manufactured by Carr & Day & Martin in the last days of manufacturing shoe care products.

On the label

Carr & Day & Martin
Black
Dales Dubbin
200 years of excellence
50ml Carr & Day & Martin, Warrington, England. Softens and Waterproofs Leather.

Carr & Day & martin Black Dales Dubbin
Photo: David Pratt
This 7cm diameter 50ml “press to open” tin printed simply in black and white was manufactured by Carr & Day & Martin in the last days of manufacturing shoe care products. The possessive proper noun of Dales having been written as Dales’ since 1880 have now been simplified to plain Dales, thereby losing its heritage and so alludes, perhaps, to hillside walking and hiking type of activities where, realistically, the dubbin market now lay.

The Carr business had always manufactured dubbin and the Carr & Day & Martin company produced utilitarian packaged dubbin for the war department in WWII (and probably well before that from 1923 onwards) but following the winding up of John T. Dales’ dubbin business in 1947 C&D&M took on the John T. Dales brand name, trade mark and packaging and carried on where Dales’ left off. Coincidentally, the founder of the Carrs business was John Dale Carr.

Information on the company here: John T. Dales
and also Carr & Day & Martin Ltd Carr & Day & Martin Ltd



This page was last updated: 13th April 2013