On the case

Sad and peeling and forlorn, this case lid was languishing in a corner and being used as a makeshift drawer for paperwork.

I happen to have some of this stuff for peeling wallpaper, and wondered if it would do the trick on this case.

First brush off all the old loose dry glue. Yuck…

And go slowly, one little bit at a time. I spread a fairly generous amount onto the inside of the peeling fabric and let it soak in for a few minutes before adding s thin layer more and pressing down

I stuck down all the outside edges and left it to dry

Before finishing off the inside

It’s still a scruffy old case but it’s all good enough to travel now.

Ah yes, you’re right, it’s the case for my 1938 Corona Silent πŸ™‚

10 thoughts on “On the case

  1. As a curiosity…I’m guessing the covering is a thin leather. I wonder if a little saddle soap and some mink oil would put some life in that case.


    1. It is a fabric leather substitute. It’s amazing how long these things last, even when they’ve been through a lot. But yes I will try to bring it back to life with a bit of leather conditioner, good idea, thanks! πŸ™‚

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  2. Fine job! I usually use Elmer’s Glue (I don’t know if you have it in the UK). These cases were usually well made and can be patched up to survive several more decades.


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