This tin of liquid dubbin dates from 1917 at the earliest. A waterproofing oil product was still listed in their 1966 catalogue.

On the label

Fox head trade mark and Royal appointment mark.
Properts Oil
A liquid dubbin for waterproofing boots and shoes
Use this oil to waterproof, preserve, soften
Golf shoes, marching boots, shooting boots, football boots, fishing lines, leggings etc
Directions
The leather being clean and dry apply Oil freely with an old tooth brush.
It is important that the oil be worked into the welts of boots and shoes.
Propert Ltd, Battersea, London SE11, England

Properts liquid dubbin
Photo: David Pratt

This small can of Propert’s Waterproofing Oil was bought in the Netherlands at the end of the 1960s. Dimensions are 9.1cm high x 5.3cm width x 3.5cm depth.

On the label

Fox head trade mark and Royal appointment mark.
Properts Waterproofing Oil
Remove all dirt with a stiff brush and apply oil evenly to surface of leather. Rub oil well into the welts and soles with an old tooth brush.
Net contents 4 fl. ozs.
This oil is specially prepared for the waterproofing and softening of golf shoes, fishing boots, football boots, shooting boots, all heavy leather footwear, and leather leggings.
Made in England
Propert Ltd., London W.4

Properts waterproofing oil
Photos: L.J. Smals

On the label

Fox head trade mark.
Propert’s Dubbin
Black
NET WEIGHT 1½ OZ
Made in England
Specially prepared by Propert Ltd. Battersea, London, England
For golf, football, shooting, ski-ing and heavy walking boots
Remove all dirt. Slightly warm the leather and work dubbin well in, the soles can be treated in the same way.

Propert's Black Dubbin
Photo: David Pratt

On the label

Fox head trade mark.
Propert’s Dubbin
Neutral
Made in England
Made by Propert Ltd. Battersea, London, England

Propert's Dubbin
Photo: David Pratt

This tin contains a clear, reddish/orange grease-type dubbin and has a turpentine smell.
On the label

Fox head trade mark.
Propert’s waterproof dubbin
Neutral
Made in England
For golfing, fishing, football and army boots.
Made by Propert Ltd, Battersea, London, England

Properts Dubbin
Properts Dubbin
Photo: David Pratt



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