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?
Globe? What kind of globe?
It's a "table" globe made by Cram in the 20's(?).
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?
Globe = a spherical representation of the earth.
Covered with paper.
Here's what the Cram folks say.
Another site for general globe cleaning:
Here is a link that might be useful: Cleaning your Cram globe.
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.
Try gently rubbing it with white bread. I use bread to clean many delicate surfaces - from oil paintings to porcelain dolls.
Any particular kinds of white bread, Terryt? Wonder Bread vs. Pepperidge Farm for example.
LOL!! Cheap bread - then throw it out to the birds.
those miracle cloths from Solutions.com are great on windows with no cleaners. Worth a try.