"Sorry: I wrote a note about silver and brass cleaning further below, not having seen Waqar's. It confirms what he says, and also adds a number of other things. By the way, I think this is about the third time I have written this stuff, but of…"
"I missed out what Waqar wrote above about the aluminium and washing/baking soda treatment. Sorry for the repetition. Anyway, we are in hearty agreement. This method is about the only one that I fairly often use for heavily tarnished silver; if the…"
"I found myself using salt (as an abrasive) and lemon - or vinegar (another acid, after all) - on heavily tarnished brass and copper in the mid 60s, when we were young, and bought such things as old jam-pans (some of which we kept but many of which…"
"English-speakers can find this excellent episode of Himalaya with Michael Palin at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyu9W2x8OoY
The Naga part commences at about twenty minutes--but the whole episode is beautiful. Jamey"
"An easy, inexpensive, and very effective way to clean tarnished copper, brass, and bronze is to use lemon and salt. Take 1/2 a lemon, and a small plate or container with a quantity of salt in it. Dip the cut side of the lemon into the salt, and rub…"
"Eva, I thought it most useful to you yours in front of me as well. Personally the price of 425 euros struck me as low, for such a fine piece, and - but this is perhaps a subjective judgement - I would a higher price on Linda's, which I find…"