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Posted 6 months ago

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Vintagefran
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Hi all,
I couldn't resist this knocker when i saw it & surprised no one else really wanted it. I guess because its fairly worn, though, for me, that added to its appeal.
These are the sellers photos (which i can't better atm).
It needs a bit of a clean, not sure how to remove the green, or if its possible.

Thank you

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 months ago
    I love it! I'd be all over it too! I wouldn't clean her at all!
  2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 months ago
    Thanks for the loves everyone.
    AmberRose, we seem to have similar tastes:) i think she/he's very worn, but for me, that adds to its charm. I've done nothing but given it a rub with a dry cloth & agree with you, thats all she needs.
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 months ago
    I have cleaned items like this just to get the tarnish off and leave the patina. I used vinegar and an eye dropper let it soak in a little then followed with a soft bristle tooth brush. Then I used 91% alcohol to rinse it. The alcohol evaporates left over moisture. Less than 90% alcohol doesn't work well because of water content and rubbing alcohol won't work at all.
  4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 months ago
    PS: Q-Tips work really well also and won't cause scratches.
  5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 months ago
    Thanks for the loves and advice everyone.
    Not sure I'll risk the vinegar or alcohol on this fhr, but a very useful tip to know. Just rubbing it with a cloth and Qtips has worked a treat. Totally agree with you JH, the wear and patina on this is what attracted me to it, i love that its been well used, its a doorknob, it should be! If only it could talk, what stories it could tell..eh
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 6 months ago
    I really like it when it goes green usually. If it has ever bothered me - like if someone cleaned a gilded piece and it went green because they left a film of cleaner on it - then I would clean it and put a touch of clear spray lacquer on it. That would keep it from ever going green.
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
    beautiful!!
  8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 months ago
    Thanks Sean & Phil & everyone who loved. Phil, the green has toned down a lot just by giving it a rub. It doesn't detract from this i think. I remember i once cleaned, picked, off the green on a brass object but it was then shiny underneath, which looked worse so I'm reluctant to do any more to this.

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