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269712 Christian Gagneraud <chgans@g...> 2020‑01‑20 Re: Stanley 55 dating and restoring
On Tue, 21 Jan 2020 at 04:31, Troy Livingston  wrote:
>
> Chris,
>
> My 45 had a torn label with loose fragments. I used a little liquid hide
> glue and a small soft artists brush to adhere the fragments. I'm pretty
> sure I took an after photo but typically forget to take the before one.
> If I can find them I will post. Once set I used the brush with some warm
> water to clean the excess glue. This is also my procedure for old clock
> labels. The advantages are the glue is acid neutral and more importantly
> the whole thing is reversible. In the old days people used to coat their
> clock labels with varnish or PVA glue. These are permanent and make a
> mess of the paper.

Thanks for sharing, would you do any cleaning job first?
The label on the cutter boxes are near pristine, but the label on the
main box is half gone. Basically i would like to stop the aging
process.
I'm considering keeping the boxes and the manual in a cupboard after
restoration, and make a new box for the workshop...
This thing is 100 year old already, would be nice if it can go for
another century or two, for the lucky next owners.

Chris

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