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Cleaning Solutions

From Horology magazine, February, 1938

Cleaning Solutions
Editor Horology
Dear Sir:

Can you give me formulas for reliable cleaning and rinsing solutions for large clock movements? 

J. I. S.

Answer: As a rule large clock movements have lacquered plates. Sometimes even the wheels are lacquered. It is therefore essential that the cleaning fluid leave the lacquer untouched. We recommend that you use a high test gasoline or petroleum ether for cleaning and rinsing. Unlacquered parts may be cleaned with any of the regular watch cleaning machine solutions.




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