new Brownie Collector: First cleanup...advice?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by mark_jones|5, Feb 21, 1999.

  1. I just purchased a Brownie Reflex Synchro Model today...
    (for $2.75 plus about $4-5 shipping-did I do ok?). It looks to be intact, just dirty. The metal around the front is tarnished, etc.

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    Any advice on cleaning? Should I clean or is the older, tarnished look more desirable on a collectible?

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    Having a ball,

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    Mark Jones
     
  2. To clean camera I use a cotton bud dipped in Armour All to clean the
    dirt off cameras. This is what I usually do and it seems to work, But
    try a little bit first just in case. In the case of the Brownie Reflex
    if this does not work,the metal underneath the front laquer where the
    name of the camera is, might be corroding. I have also seen some of
    these cameras with yellow face plates, which I do not know if that is
    standard or not, or have changed colour over time. Most are a silvery
    metal colour. Anyway Good Luck...
     

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