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100 yr old bronze powder, how to use??

Posted By: Jeannine <manypaths2@montana.com> (66.109.135.189.mso.montana.com)
Date: 10/27/3 14:16

We have come into possession of some art supplies from an old pharmacy that apparently sold art or sign making supplies. This is all unused store stock about 100 years old, and it includes for one thing lots of antique bronze powder in different colors, mostly "aluminum."--boxes of the stuff. We would like to know how to be able to use these. We're very interested in them as aucthentic antique supplies for restoration projects. What kind of solvent would be used with these? There are alos small tubes of oil paint in various colors, mostly dried up but some still soft. Does anybody have a list of colors that would have been used around 100 years ago that are no longer in production, particularly from Windsor Newton? Would it be worth it to grind these paints down and reconstitute them? How do you do that? And, we would love to get any information on the companies that made the bronze posders. They are Chicago, Bear Brothers, and Hooker. We've done internet research and haven't been able to find a thing. We have lots of these, more than we can use, and we would like to make them available to others. We'll probably list them on eBay, or sell them by the envelope or by the box for reasonable prices. If anyone's interested, please feel free to email--we can send you a list of what we have. Thanks in advance for any information you can give us! Devin and Jeannine

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