The local museum I volunteer at has just acquired a microscope, late 19th or early 20th century. Unfortunately the box for it is in a bad state of repair
Hence the elastic bands holding it together and the damaged veneer on the top. Well the curator has asked me to repair the joints, clean it up but don’t repair the top. This is because the authenticity of the object would be lost. Heres the inside
Plenty of cleaning and a little repair to do here. I’ll probably be taking it apart, in order to clean the glue off the joints, before I clean it and glue it back together. I’ve ordered up some animal glue, for authenticity, so the fun should start soon. Keep watching.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com