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How do I clean antique Stiffel lamps?

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October 26, 2010 Flag

How do I clean a Stiffel lamp, and is there any way of telling if it is brass or plating?

By Bernie

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Cleaning Brass Stiffel Lamps

Get a magnet to test the lamp. A magnet will not stick to real brass. (10/29/2009)

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October 27, 2009 Flag

I have a pair of Stiffel brass lamps that are in desperate need of cleaning. I'd like either a good commercial brand of brass cleaner or, better yet, a homemade brass cleaner.

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Carol from Anderson, IN

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Cleaning Brass Stiffel Lamps

You can make a mixture of ketchup and vinegar and spread it on with a clean cloth. Use 50% ketchup and 50% vinegar. Buff with a towel. (07/18/2006)

By sewingmamma

Cleaning Brass Stiffel Lamps

Are they antique, or nearly so? If so, don't clean until you contact a reputable furniture restorer or look one up on the Internet. Realize that patina is an important asset. (07/18/2006)

By Cay Cooke

Cleaning Brass Stiffel Lamps

The brasso the military uses is the best thing I have ever seen for brass. All buckles and buttons on uniform are brass and have to shine. A little goes a long way, so well worth the cost of buying. (07/19/2006)

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