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Brasso

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Brasso

Brasso has been in use for over 100 years, and originated in Britain in 1905, after a representative from the company Reckitt and Sons brought a sample of liquid metal polish from Australia. The polish grew in popularity in England, eventually replacing the previous paste-style polishes. It has undergone very few changes in both composition and package design over the past century. Cans are often collected as a typical example of classic British advertising design. Not to mention the song that everyone in my school knew, which I am deeply shocked to find that children nowadays don't know... (this song is definitely a little on the risqué side...) "My Daddy's a lavatory cleaner, He works down a deep sewage pit, And when he comes home in the evening, His hands are all covered in sh... Chorus: Shine up your buttons with Brasso, It's only two-fifty a tin, You can buy it or nick it from Woolys But I doubt if they have any in. Some say that he died of pneumonia Some say that he died of a fit, But I know what my Daddy died of, He died of the smell of the sh... Some say he is buried in gravel, Some say he is buried in grit, But I know what my Dad is buried in, He's buried in two tons of sh..." Always brings a smile to my face!

Emily Oldfield

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