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Posted 7 years ago


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My sister moved back home briefly a few years ago when her job transferred her closer to home for a few months. After she moved out she let me have this. From the patent it is from May 31st, 1927. It's been in storage for a few years so its pretty dusty. How do I safely clean it/polish it without damaging it or removing any of the painted on text on the front and back? It works perfectly, just a little slow. The keys all strike and the ribbons move and it slides back fine. The only damage I can see is the back rubber stopper on one of the "feet" is gone and the others are cracked. Any info anyone has is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for lookin!

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  1. Dirjas Dirjas, 6 years ago
    The inside you can clean best with something that is called WD-40. A lubricant. The outside you best can do with a all-surface spray and a soft sponge if the paint isn't peeling. If it is, don't do anything before you ask a professional.
  2. shaliberty, 6 years ago
    My advice would be not to touch a thing, until you have it appraised by an expert, like coins, they say do not try to refurbish them, it makes them less valuable.

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