|Thought I go ahead and document the process for those who are interested. I did a very light cleaning...sodium hydroxide....none reactive with metal to dissolve away any hard grimes due to oil/dirt buildup. Metal does not react with basic solution...what I learn from chemistry. Then I proceeded to do a light cleaning with soft toothbrush and toothpaste mix with a bit of baking soda (mostly basic/buffer) does not react with metal. This gave me a better view of the debris...solder that needed to be removed. The solder needs to be remove from the underside to make a proper press...put pressure against the underside when sandwich to the top plate. Without removing the solder...this would not put pressure in the crevices to give the front side fine detail. I proceeded to gently remove the solder using a jewelers file under a magnifying glass. Still have a bit more to remove. Also, there is a dent. This is not noticeable when staring straight down at the badge but is noticeable if tilted....also feels "bumpy" with finger. I will push this out...thanks Rick for the permission. While doing this...I felt the badge reminded me of another badge...related? It just had the same feel...hard to describe. I have not come across another badge by this company so have no reference. The tag "J. Stone" does belong to a motor I currently own...wall mount with the switch on the base...belongs to a train?
Last edited on Mon Nov 30th, 2020 10:02 am by Louis Luu