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help with old chandelier

Posted by KitchenGodsWife (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 5, 05 at 16:20

This is not a metalworking question persay but since you are all metal experts I thought you might have some insight. I just bought a chandelier from the 1920's and it needs to be cleaned up, but I am unsure of what the metal is (it doesn't look like brass but rather some kind of base metal with a coating) and I'm not sure how to clean it. I will include a picture below, any help would be appreciated!

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RE: help with old chandelier

Looks like brass to me....

RE: help with old chandelier

Check it with a magnet. If it is magnetic, you could be sure its not brass. I'm always afaid to put polish on something that has a coating. I dont know much about this kinda stuff, sorry. That is a really cool chandlelier :)


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