I was gifted a hoard of old tintype cases that were pretty beat up. I wanted to restore the cases and renew them in a way that I could use them to house some of my contemporary tintypes.
My first step was to take apart all of the old cases. I then cleaned the individual components. The metal matting was silver leafed, and the cases were painted black.
Reassembled, the cases are now ready for new tintypes!
First the cases were disassembled, cleaned, and newly painted:
The restored cases:
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