How to clean old globe

njteaMay 16, 2006

I just bought an old globe from our local thrift shop. It is filthy with what I presume is cigarette smoke. How do I clean it without damaging it?

TIS

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lindac

Globe? What kind of globe?
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 16, 2006 at 1:57PM
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njtea

It's a "table" globe made by Cram in the 20's(?).

    Bookmark   May 17, 2006 at 10:11AM
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lindac

Made of? Metal? Printed on the metal? covered with paper?
Perhaps it's the globe of a Gone With the Wind lamp?
Do you mean a world globe?
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 17, 2006 at 11:08AM
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njtea

Globe = a spherical representation of the earth.

Covered with paper.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2006 at 4:26PM
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centralcacyclist

Here's what the Cram folks say.

Another site for general globe cleaning:
http://www.onlyglobes.com/Globe_Cleaning_s/101.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: Cleaning your Cram globe.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2006 at 9:18PM
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njtea

Thank you, Barnmom. I'd e-mailed Cram and am awaiting a response. The dirt on it, however, is much more than dust and fingerprints - it's more like real grime.

I'm interested to learn what Cram suggests.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 9:10AM
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kerryt

Try gently rubbing it with white bread. I use bread to clean many delicate surfaces - from oil paintings to porcelain dolls.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 8:55AM
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njtea

Any particular kinds of white bread, Terryt? Wonder Bread vs. Pepperidge Farm for example.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2006 at 7:35AM
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kerryt

LOL!! Cheap bread - then throw it out to the birds.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2006 at 9:02PM
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jleek

those miracle cloths from Solutions.com are great on windows with no cleaners. Worth a try.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2006 at 3:16PM
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