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Item:323900780886This is a large can, 220 ml, of this famous polish used by the British Museum and made by Picreator Enterprises Ltd of London, which by appointment to Her Majesty The Queen is supplier of products for restoration and conservation. This is new old stock, purchased before the company reduced the size of the can to 200 ml. From the company's site: "Renaissance wax polish was originally formulated in the British Museum research laboratories in the early 1950's, in response to a discussion amongst museum technicians at an international conference on fine-art conservation. "In accelerated ageing tests, the British Museum scientist found that all current commercial waxes based on the usual natural waxes (beeswax and carnauba wax) contained acids which, in time, could spoil original finishes on national historic collections of furniture. He rejected them all and investigated the new so-called 'fossil' or microcrystalline waxes being refined out of crude oil. With their distinct characteristics depending on their geographical origins, the new 'man-made' waxes could be accurately blended to meet the needs of many industries, from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to heavy engineering. Thus, the waxes combined Nature's best qualities with the advantages of modern technology. "The blend which emerged from that research was 'designed' for long term protection of all classes of museum exhibits. At last museum technicians and others caring for important collections could use wax polish that neither caused future conservation problems nor detracted from the intrinsic values of their treasures. "Commercial production and distribution of the polish was ultimately undertaken in 1968 by the London-based company Picreator Enterprises Ltd. under its trade name 'Renaissance'. The product was quickly accepted in the international museum world and has become a universally respected standard conservation material - probably the most widely specified - because of its almost unlimited uses." Returns are accepted if there is a significant error in our description. Item must be in same condition as when shipped. If we have offered free shipping, the cost of shipping will be deducted from the refund. We are sorry but we do not accept bids from buyers with no feedback or negative feedback unless cleared with us beforehand. We also request international buyers to check with us before bidding unless we have indicated that international shipping to their nation is being offered. Thank you for looking at our item. Payment is expected within 3 days of the end of the auction. On Jul-05-17 at 01:20:13 PDT, seller added the following information: Get business information that counts! - Vendio Counters are active content free.Condition:New
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Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax Polish Used by British Museum, Queen Elizabeth