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Old 09-08-2019, 11:30 AM
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Found this Jewel yesterday morning. Should I leave as is? Or wax or electrolysis then wax. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:42 PM
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I'd leave it alone myself. Is there a maker on the spout?

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Old 09-10-2019, 07:20 PM
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No not that I can see. Itís fragile. Itís been in water or over 150 years . It kept its shape being filled with sand and river gravel. Now dried out itís extremely fragile. Thatís why I wanted to know if I should wax it.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:32 PM
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I sprayed mine with a clear laquer when I found it around 3 yrs, ago and put it in one of my show cases. It didn't change its rusted appearance at all. Seems to be holding up well. Congrats on a nice and seldom found relic.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:27 PM
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That's a cool find buddy.

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Old 09-12-2019, 10:10 AM
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It is a very cool find. I'd as well leave it as is, sort of. Outside, clear lacquer or "Eastwood Patina Protector" (google it). I'd also consider, because it's so fragile, "filling it". Using a very, very, easy release tape to cover the holes. Then fill it with something along the lines of plaster of paris. Even mix some dry colorant into the plaster, dark reddish brown. When it's cured, pull the tape off. Your not going to ruin the tiny collector value and it'll be a lot more resistant to damage. Maybe even melted wax.

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Old 09-13-2019, 02:07 PM
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That is a very AWESOME find. Did you find it in just laying in a creek or was it buried in the creek?
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:44 PM
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I would clean it gently, let it dry and use a polyurethane spray on it. I've used this before on other old iron and steel pieces with no regrets....

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Old 09-14-2019, 01:35 AM
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Cool find!

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