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How to clean old globe

Posted by njtea (My Page) on
Tue, May 16, 06 at 12:25

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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RE: How to clean old globe

Globe? What kind of globe?
Linda C


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RE: How to clean old globe

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


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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


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Globe = a spherical representation of the earth.

Covered with paper.


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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.


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RE: How to clean old 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.


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RE: How to clean old globe

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


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


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


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


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