mr-sheen-origMr. Sheen is a brand of cleaning materials (chiefly floor and furniture polish) created in Australia in the 1950s by Samuel Taylor Pty Ltd. It was the first aerosol cleaning product available on the Australian market and helped introduce the use of aerosol products into Australia. The product moved to a British company Reckitt & Colman in 1969 when Samuel Taylor Pty Ltd was bought out. It is available in many other countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Jamaica.

The Australian Television advertisements use the character of Mr. Sheen, a smiling, rosy-cheeked, bald man with spectacles in a dark suit. The British version is a cartoon caricature of aWWI biplane pilot (originally voiced by Willie Rushton) who flies around the house on a dusting cloth cleaning tables, banisters and television sets, using the slogan “Mr Sheen shines umpteen things clean”. Another slogan (sung as a jingle) was “Clean wax and polish as you dust with Mr. Sheen”. This jingle was patterned on the famous vaudeville song/sketch Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean; while it is likely the name Mr Sheen was also inspired by this song, and the fortuitous connection between sheen and cleanliness, it is unknown at this point whether there is a causal connection or not.

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