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    Navigational Instrument Restoration
    From: W F Jones
    Date: 2006 Jan 14, 12:46 -0500

    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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