02-21-2019, 03:26 PM
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Hey all,

I had the good fortune to take new ownership of this fairly worn, but still remarkable, 1904 Gillette Double Ring. It was pretty tarnished and dirty upon arrival, but with a little light cleaning, some simple chemistry, and a tiny amount of polish, things are starting to look up for this incredible specimen. Polishing isn't complete, but it's all I'm going to do for now until I have proper supplies.[Image: 968030f04cf7df521961068dae929475.jpg][Image: 108cea19d94f1e216247e6f6e64b338c.jpg][Image: b100e7a0a12ab6522b24201b4b0ae2bb.jpg][Image: a176ee2d587a7bec9049698b43bf7967.jpg][Image: cf2dbdfe7aac25e631ff88397f1cc911.jpg][Image: 020392ae6cfebea4d9adaf8638425abb.jpg][Image: bb44ba581fa6a88e34f20218fdb701da.jpg][Image: 07db1509452748b421c392953330d188.jpg]

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 02-21-2019, 07:03 PM
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  • chazt
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I love it! It’s a beautiful thing that century old tools can still do the job for which they were intended. Enjoy.

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 02-22-2019, 11:59 AM
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It's special to hold something in your hand that is over 100 years old.

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 02-22-2019, 12:36 PM
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A little bit of elbow grease goes a long way - it looks a hundred times better Smile

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 02-22-2019, 12:43 PM
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I've decided this is the most I will polish it. I've removed the 115 years of gunk and grime and got a good idea of the actual condition of this beauty. Now to let it patina again, in proper care.

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