Completed Watson Edinburgh

Just some quick before and after pictures of the Watson Edinburgh I did this week. It just needed new lacquer, no spare parts. As always, I made the lacquer myself from turmeric and shellac and applied it by hand. No spray guns, no nitrocellulose lacquer.

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Another day, another microscope

This is a Watson Edinburgh that has been mistreated. I have taken it apart now and starting removing the traces of old lacquer with ultrafine wire wool and ethanol. Once that is complete I will have to decorrode and polish. I have recruited my husband to help me with thepolishing.

The Watson Edinburgh doesn’t need any new parts, the rack and pinion are fine and no screws are missing. It’s all down to the lacquer. I’m not going to to much to the foot or other chemically blackened areas, just a clean for them.

Let’s see what we can do for this little one…

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