Tips and Advice on Caring for Antique Costumes and Textiles
The delicate fibres and dyes of antique costumes, textiles and fabrics make them very sensitive to the changing atmospheric conditions in your home.
Antique fabrics and textiles need special protection as they are easily torn and absorb stains and smells.
So keep them out of reach of children and pets; away from smoke and food and drink.
In a dry atmosphere textiles can become brittle
in damp they rot with mildew and ...
Need help dating my Spencer Browning & Rust Day and Night Telescope
by Pat Knodel (Merritt, B.C.)
My Spencer Browning & Rust Day and Night Telescope was passed down to me by my father.
His great grandfather brought it to Canada from England.
The optics still work as I have had several people tell me that they can focus on the objects they wish to see.
When I searched on the internet all I can find is a day or night telescope that is similar and that it is circa 1800-1810.
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