Electric Shoe Polishing Machine: What Are They?
Electrical shoe polishers are machines which use electricity to polish your shoes. There are various types of electric shoe polishers available in the market today. Some of them have a motorized arm and some do not. Most of these electric shoe polishers are powered by batteries or other sources of power such as solar panels or wind turbines.
The most common type of electric shoe polisher is the hand-held model. These are usually made from plastic with a handle attached to it. You hold the handle and move it across your feet while pressing buttons on the side of the machine.
A belt moves back and forth across your legs, transferring heat to your soles.
Some models have wheels which allow you to spin the wheel around in order to apply pressure directly onto your feet without having to move around at all.
There are also other types of electric shoe polishers which require you to turn a dial on the side of the machine. These are called foot pedals and they allow you to control how much pressure is applied. These include the so-called “shoemaker’s” type shoe polishers which have a pedal that allows you to make circular motions over your toes, and the “treadmill” type shoe polisher which uses a treadle mechanism instead of pedals.
The belt-driven type of electric shoe polisher has a belt which moves back and forth to heat your shoes. There are some types available on the market today which have as many as four belts, allowing for more even heating of the shoes. This is especially useful if you have very large shoes to polish.
These are the most common types of electric shoe polishers on the market. There are other types available on the market today, but their mechanisms are quite similar to these.
Using an electric shoe polisher is quite easy. You turn it on and use it as you would regular shoe polish and a cloth. The advantage of using an electrical shoe polisher is that it heats your shoes evenly, ensuring they look newer for longer.
Electric Shoe Polishers vs. Regular Shoe Polish
Electric shoe polishers have some advantages over regular shoe polish, but also some disadvantages. The main advantage is that they heat up your shoes evenly, ensuring that the color on your shoes lasts longer when you use an electric shoe polisher. You don’t have to use much force at all when using an electrical shoe polisher since the motor does most of the work.
Nonetheless, there are also some disadvantages to using an electrical shoe polisher. First, they are not very portable and most of them need to be plugged into an electrical socket. This can be problematic when you’re traveling since you will need to find a suitable power outlet for your shoe polisher.
Also, electrical shoe polishers tend to be more expensive than a regular shoe polish. They also require electricity in order to work, so if there is a power outage, you will not be able to use it.
How to Use an Electric Shoe Polisher
Electric shoe polishers are not very difficult to use, and your assistant should be able to figure out how it works pretty quickly. If he doesn’t know how to use it, then I am more than happy to teach him. Just make sure he is there the next time you come by for a fitting so that I can teach him personally.
What you will need in order to use an electric shoe polisher are the following:
A good quality electrical shoe polisher
Electricity (the shoe polisher won’t work without it)
A pair of dress shoes to polish
Some polish (we sell a variety of polishes for all types of shoes)
These are very simple to use. Just plug it in, turn it on, apply some polish to your dress shoe with a cloth, and start working the polishing into the leather using small circular motions. Be sure to check on the progress of your shoes every now and then.
Electric shoe polishers are a great time saving device and they ensure that your shoes look great. The next time you have an important meeting or event, be sure to bring your electric shoe polisher with you so that you look presentable.
Thank you for your time,
Brian DeBeer’s Shoe Emporium
Sources & references used in this article:
Electric shoe polisher by M Paul, M John – US Patent 3,289,231, 1966 – Google Patents
Electric shoe polishing machine with reciprocating polishing belt by GT Fielding – US Patent 2,498,947, 1950 – Google Patents
Shoe polisher power handle by TK Cureton – 1965 – Dial Press
Power operated shoe polisher by EH Jacobs – US Patent 3,251,085, 1966 – Google Patents
Electric shoe shiner with movable shoe polish applying receptacle by EF Liska – US Patent 2,774,088, 1956 – Google Patents
Shoe polisher by VE Taylor – US Patent 2,493,426, 1950 – Google Patents
Automatic shoe-polishing and-buffing apparatus and means by GR Wolter, FJ Ritter, GM Ponczek – US Patent 3,390,412, 1968 – Google Patents
Mechanism for slowing down idling shoe of an electric polisher by ER Smagula – US Patent 3,365,741, 1968 – Google Patents
Boot and shoe sole cleaner by T Chen – US Patent 6,264,539, 2001 – Google Patents