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    Re: Navigational Instrument Restoration
    From: Jan B�tskolen
    Date: 2006 Jan 14, 21:39 +0100

    From a curators point of view, there is only one answer to that question:
    Let it be like it is, the marks and scratches are a part of the history too.
    
    Best regards from Norway
    
    
    
    Baatskolen POSEIDON
    www.baatskolen.no
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "FJones" 
    To: 
    Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 6:46 PM
    Subject: Navigational Instrument Restoration
    
    
    > I recently procured an antique parallel ruler that is in good condition
    but needs a little
    > restoration.  The rulers are constructed of some type of hardwood and have
    an
    > 'ebonized' coating.  There are a few small places where the coating has
    chipped off.
    > I am still searching for a reasonable procedure for restoring the finish.
    About all I am
    > sure of is the ebonized finish is black and hard.  This must be a common
    problem
    > with older wooden instruments and I am certain that some of you have faced
    the
    > same dilemma - restore or let stand.
    >
    > There are no maker marks visible and I prefer a practical item to a
    collector item
    > anyway.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for all suggestions.
    >
    > Frank
    > Rochester, NY   USA
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > found numerous hits searching the internet but canno
    >
    
    
    

       
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