Chamois Leather is named after the short-horned goat-like antelope (Rupicapra rupicapra) found in the mountains of Europe and Asia Minor. Their skins when tanned and divided, produce a soft absorbent and non-abrasive leather.
In 1964, a young window cleaner decided that he would take a chance. That year Henry Unger took the latest window cleaning innovations from the United States and introduced them to German window cleaners.
Amazingly, for eighty years Ettore Steccone’s brilliant and original squeegee design has remained virtually unchanged and in continual use worldwide. But what is the story of Ettore Steccone and the invention of the modern squeegee?