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In the yahd, not too
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I had one of these many many years ago but sold it, just picked up this one at a local fire muster. It had/has a decent amount of tarnish on it but after hitting it with some Flitz tarnish remover and Flitz polish it is coming along. It's not quite to the high shine/mirror polish I'd like it to get to, but it's getting there.

Before:


After:




What I'd like it to look like:





 
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That is sweet. What's the weight on something like that?
 
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Not much, it's empty so maybe 5-10lbs.




 
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That is sweet. What's the weight on something like that?


Heavy enough to put out someones lights, I would say.

Pennsylvania State Prisons used to have those heavy puppies in key locations. Usually within a Officers short reach.


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Brasso and a buffing wheel.


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Should have left it in natural state.


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Should have left it in natural state.


I tend to agree on this one, but Brasso would be a good one to try.


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I do like the tarnished look but those are a dime a dozen.




 
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I worked for a fire protection contractor back in the 80s and 90s.
We pulled old brass fire extinguishers out of warehouses all the time. They were no longer serviceable.
I made two very nice lamps out of them. I still use them.
I cleaned them up but did not polish them. I like the antique look.
If you do not keep polishing them they will tarnish again.




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Barkeepers friend ? Mother’s Mag polish ?

A lot more elbow grease.

Post a pic when it’s mirror bright.
 
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I have several. For fire antiques bright and shiny is better. Wenol and good soft cloths are the best method.

Do they have the glass acid bottles and holders inside?




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I have a couple of 1955 Getzen Super Deluxe trumpets, and I have always been wowed by the Brass, Copper, Nickel look.

And yeah, I like shiny!




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A nice piece of History.


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Love these old things.
Lotsa visual interest in the right setting.
Looks like you have the hard work done.
I was given this one.
I like polishing, it's satisfying seeing things go from dull & tarnished to bright & shiny!

I started with steel wool to remove the tarnish.
Then moved on to mothers polish.
Finished with a power buffer on a flex shaft.
Every two years I have to hand polish it to keep it bright.












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Use the finest grade steel wool then brasso or other brass polish.
 
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Do they have the glass acid bottles and holders inside?



Unfortunately no, the inside is completely empty.




 
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