[London. 1813]. p., measuring 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Lightly creased, very minor soiling. Near fine. Item #WRCAM43086
A trade advertisement declaiming "The superiority of the American Fluid over oil," as manufactured and distributed by W. Webb of 46 King Street. The advertisement contains a testimony from an officer at the Royal Arsenal, where the two products were tested over a period of time for durability. Of the American Fluid, it is remarked: "It will repel salt water, snow or rain, and restore leather that is hard and stiff to its original state of pliability. If new harness is thoroughly dressed with it, it will not become hard, or crack, but add considerably to its durability. Therefore every individual who consumes leather, either in boots, shoes, harness, hoase, or bellows, will find it essential to their interest to use it."