In the early 1950's a British Scientist, seeking a safe, acid-free wax to protect historic collections of furniture, began researching the new, 'fossil' or micro-crystalline waxes being refined out of crude oil. Such 'man-made' waxes could be blended to combine the best qualities of Nature and modern technology. From his research emerged a blend designed for long term protection of all classes of museum exhibits without detracting from their intrinsic value. Renaissance Wax, having a crystalline structure much finer than totally natural waxes, provides a highly efficient moisture resistance property. When thinly applied and rubbed out to full luster, the wax film is, and remains, glass-clear with no discoloration of the wax or the underlying surface. Renaissance Wax may be used on metal, wood, marble, leather, virtually any surface requiring protection from the environment or handling. Applying thin layers makes Renaissance Wax extremely economical and with the can firmly sealed at room temperature, it has a shelf life of many years.