Soluvar and dial signature

Discussion in 'Reverse Glass and Dial Painting' started by Bruce Barnes, Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. Bruce Barnes

    Bruce Barnes Registered User

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    I have an original dial that is in pretty good shape but because of age and light exposure the signature has faded.
    Will an application of Soluvar "freeze" the fading in its present state and stop further deterioration?
    Thanks,
    Bruce
     
  2. Thyme

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    Is the dial painted? Silvered? Paper?

    A photo would help. :)

    As far as I know Soluvar is not UV resistant.
     
  3. Bruce Barnes

    Bruce Barnes Registered User

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    The dial is painted and if Soluvar is not UV resistant then the sunlight etc would continue the process . This fading is probably a combination of both.
    Until the clock arrives this is the only photo and not real good,but you can see the faint J C Brown signature.
    Bruce
     

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  4. harold bain

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    Bruce, if the signature isn't flaking off (doesn't appear to be), it likely won't deteriorate further unless the dial is cleaned, which is likely why it's faded. Adding varnish would probably make restoration harder, should you decide to send it out at some time.
     
  5. Jeremy Woodoff

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    Keeping it out of direct sun and fluorescent light is probably a good idea.
     
  6. Bruce Barnes

    Bruce Barnes Registered User

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    Thanks to all.....the clock arrived and the works are dirty but in original condition.The dial says J C Brown,Bristol Cn,US.
    The works are marked Brewster and Ingrahams and are ribbed.No count lever,so must be rack and snail.
    Original glass top and bottom with the original wood stays
    The label was printed by the Upton Brothers,Meriden Conn.Can anyone date the printers?
    Thanks,
    Bruce
     

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