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Early 1950's 9a box and set restoration
This set was originally owned by me in the late 90's. I sold it and then got it back in 2007 when I started up meccano collecting again after my "break". The set box was pretty rough and the lid did not have it's flanges anymore. Parts are fairly minty. This shows the process I used to make it a bit more presentable. I use Wilablin #532 red buckram paper for the box and Wibalin #588 blue buckram for the small parts boxes.
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Euan MacKenzie (at 5:15am, Fri 16th Apr, 21)
I have digitally cleaned up the 9a label,
Bob T (at 11:02pm, Sat 11th Mar, 17)
Lloyd, I think Greg uses PVA glue & a wood stick, if you look at this photo, and a few either side of it, it will explain more
Lloyd (at 5:16pm, Sat 11th Mar, 17)
I am trying to restoration. The box of a set 9 similar to your 9a..I have bought some red paper which is very near the original covering from Ratchfords book binding supplies in the UK....Could you please tell me which glue you used and the method you use to apply the glue?..the Ratchford paper is quiet firm but seems to wrinkle when the glue is applied....I was thing of using spray mount or applying PVA glue with a small roller with not too much glue ...any help would really be appreciated ...
Barrey Pickersgill (at 12:32pm, Sat 12th Mar, 11)
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Barrey Pickersgill (at 12:30pm, Sat 12th Mar, 11)
This page is very good with a lot of nice work, could you please advise me where you get your box covering buckram red paper from. Thank you for sharing this excellent article.