I bought some ancient, as in really old, metal fighting gloves. When I received them they are covered with rust. I cleaned them with paper towels, then used olive oil. There must be something better to clean and preserve. I had to scrub the rust off my hands. I didn't want to wash the metal because I thought it might hurt them. I've attached a picture.
I have not tried this but a friend told me about this site see what you think. You have a great find. Good Luck!
OK. Those are weird!
from watching antiques roadshow and others like it they always say leave the antique as it is. if you must get them cleaned i would take them to a reputable antique dealer and ask them.
iNTERESTING, but creepy.
Call a museum and talk to the curator. I'm sure he'll refer you if he cannot answer your questions.
I think they're really a neat peice of history.
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