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269718 Christian Gagneraud <chgans@g...> 2020‑01‑20 Re: Stanley 55 dating and restoring
On Tue, 21 Jan 2020 at 09:52, Christian Gagneraud  wrote:
>
> 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.

Just found that, an article about restoring Stanley 45 labels!
https://www.timetestedtools.net/2017/08/10/repairing-and-or-
replacing-box-labels/

The guy mentioned 'Memory Mount' glue as being "the highest
recommended product by restoration experts"

And near the end:
> There is one final step that I wanted to do but the recommended product is not
available at this time.
> The product is sprayed over the label to prevent the paper from becoming
brittle over time and
> extending the time required for restoration. With proper care and storage this
label should now be
> able to survive another at least another 50 years.

But he doesn't say what spray product it is :(

On other sites, I found quite a few mentions of 'ModgePodge', and
spray sealant, water based polyurethane, acrylic sealer, ...
Tho, i would prefer something natural than complex chemical.

Chris

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