On the label

KIWI Wet-Pruf
Black
Waterproofs & Protects All Leather
KIWI WET-PRUF BLACK
on reverse
Made in England by the Kiwi Polish Co. Pty. Ltd.
Directions
For best results apply Kiwi Wet-Pruf to dry leather with a cloth. Work well into seams and welts. If possible leave overnight in warm atmosphere to help penetration. Then polish with a soft brush. If a higher shine is desired polish over with Kiwi Shoe Polish. Re-apply Wet-Pruf as required.
Nett wight 38.2 grammes

This 7cm tin with a rolled edge lid and butterfly opener is printed in black and pale green on cream. Manufactured prior to 1981. “Kiwi Wet-Pruf” was registered as a trade mark in Ireland in 1959 and the trade mark was de-registered in 2002, which gives a 40 year window for the age of this product.
KIWI Wet-Pruf
Photo: David Pratt

On the label

KIWI SPORT Wet-Pruf
Brown
Waterproofs and Shines All Leather
KIWI Sport WET-PRUF Brown
Contents 1.55 fl oz 44ml
on reverse
KIWI SPORT Wet-Pruf
Protects and waterproofs
Sports, work and dress footwear by preventing water absorption and mildew. Not suitable for use on suede.
Sports footwear
Use Wet-Pruf on soccer, rugby, rambling boots, golf shoes, and all leather sports footwear that has to stand up to vigorous outdoor usage. Wet-Pruf does not cause box toes or heel counters to soften.
Everyday footwear
Use Wet-Pruf on dress or work shoes to protect against adverse weather conditions.
Directions
Work the paste well into dry leather and seams and if possible leave overnight to penetrate. If desired buff to a smart shine. Apply to sloes to prevent mud clinging.
Made in England by Kiwi Products (U.K.) Limited under license from The Kiwi Polish Co. Pty. Ltd of Australia, Proprietor of the Trade Mark.

Post 1971 but prior to 1981 this butterfly twist opening tin is printed in brown, red, green and white.
KIWI Wet-Pruf
Photo: David Pratt

On the label

KIWI Select
Sport Dubbin
Protects, waterproofs, nourishes and conditions
Neutral
on reverse
KIWI Select Dubbin
KIWI SELECT dubbin waterproofs and keeps the leather soft and supple. Do not use for suede & nubuck. Keep away from children.
BAMA INTERNATIONAL
Plalzgraf-Otto-Str. 50.
D-74821 Mosbach.
++49(0)6261/801-0
GB 01753 523971
50ml KIWI is a registered trade mark
Made in E.U. KA89
SaraLee

This silver tin with full colour adhesive labels on top and bottom has the usual butterfly twist but omits written directions for use and instead has four ideograms that show brushing clean, applying dubbin, wiping off excess and leaving for 12 hours.
KIWI SELECT Sport Dubbin
Photo: David Pratt



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