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Topic tags/keywords: paste wax

Picked this up today… antique wax that hasnt gone over yet. The hue looks like it may have rouge or red lead in it. Is anyone familiar with finishes of that era?


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#1 posted 282 days ago

Sweet. My wife used to buy Jubilee. It was made by them.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#2 posted 282 days ago

The can and label look familiar to some my mother and father used during WW II maybe 1943-45. Theirs was brown though for dark wood furniture Said it kept old veneer fron cracking and splintering. Had twin bookcases and sofa and chairs made in Nashville, TN purchased in 1910 for my Great grand parents new home. Try it on some sample maybe ever finished spots thah don’t show and see the results.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#3 posted 282 days ago

give them a call and ask about it. My wife contacted them trying to find Jubilee.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#4 posted 281 days ago

That is called a finish, not a wax, might be for use similar to a stain.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 281 days ago

jeweler’s rouge in it for polishing or rubbing out finishes?? It does state finish on the can like Bluepine mentions….

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