Clock art restoration?
October 6, 2009 5:53 AM Subscribe
How do I have an old unique art piece
posted by anti social order to media & arts (4 answers total)
I was given that clockwork car at age 6 or so (some 30 years ago) by my grandmother. I didn't treat it very well as a child and sort of forgot about it. Now I've rediscovered it, and some strong sentimental feelings about it, and I'd like it ready to last another 30 years or more.
The piece is old. the backing paper is yellowing and the glue is drying out and failing. You can see that some of the pieces have come loose and shifted around. The frame is worn and some of the clock pieces are starting to tarnish/corrode.
Where/How do you find someone to do this (D.C. area)? What can you expect when you do this?
I'd also be interested in learning anything more about the thing or the guy who made it. I'm not sure if you can read the text in those pics, it says "1911 rolls-royce landaulette G. Burress London". google hasn't been helpful to finding details about that person. I've been unable to even find a similar looking piece.