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Joined: October 19th, 2003, 6:40 pm

April 27th, 2007, 4:06 pm #1

I've recently acquired 1930 pattern Sidcot, and I'm keen to keep it in good condition. I'd heard that the rubberisation starts to go after a while and makes them fragile. Is there any way to avoid this? I didn't want to store it folded up or something stupidly obvious that would affect deterioration. Thanks for any help.
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

April 27th, 2007, 9:39 pm #2

I run an archive aside from the collecting. Often its largely a case of 'good housekeeping'. That is to say folding it isn't too bad at all, but don't keep it in very dry or particularly damp conditions, if its boxed of covered, check it every now and then, and give it an airing. Basically just take care of it.
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Joined: October 19th, 2003, 6:40 pm

April 29th, 2007, 7:17 am #3

Just be sensible with it then. Thanks for your input Alex, I wasn't sure if it should have been treated differently to anything else.
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