The blood, sweat and tears in a family business takeover
KIWI: William Ramsay in Melbourne created Kiwi shoe polish in 1906. It got that name because his wife was from New Zealand. The kiwi bird also looked good as a logo on the round boot-polish tin. The business grew and was selling worldwide and plants ...
Mayor Iveson and wife have Royal encounter at Commonwealth Games
“I managed to extend all of the proper salutations,” Chan said, who spoke with Prince William first. “We discussed the games and what he had gone to that day and then he relayed to me the different athletic events that he was going to take in for the ...
Marathon mayor says plan for 'bridge to nowhere' should be nixed
Florida Keys Keynoter
At an estimated cost of $85,000, Mayor Dick Ramsay likened it to the dismantled bridge leading to Boot Key, calling it "a bridge to nowhere." The bridge would cross a canal from where kayak docks are to an upland wooded site that has no improvements.
Shoe shine chair donated to BI Museum
Northeast Arkansas Town Crier
In 1906, William Ramsay began manufacturing his new shoe polish. He named this polish Kiwi after his wife who was from New Zealand, home of the kiwi bird. By 1924 his polish was sold in over 50 countries. During WWI and WWII shoe polish really took off ...