Biographical entry McKellan, Hamilton
Hamilton McKellan and William Ramsay opened a small factory producing cleaning products in Carlton, Victoria in 1901.Their products included fire-kindlers and antiseptic sawdust, but their most important product was boot polish. In 1906 they produced a new polish called Kiwi and two years later produced Kiwi Dark Tan, which polished, preserved and restored the colour to dark tan shoes.
- 'McKellan, Hamilton', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476891. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_m.html. Details
Created: 25 May 2001, Last modified: 4 February 2010
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