As previously mentioned I’ve recently aquired an old toolbox that has some items that look like they are worth recovering.
One thing that looked in good knick under the rust was 4 old files. There was also a paint scraper than had a nice blade and handle and mostly superficial rust on it.
I popped over to Robert Dyas for another bottle of the fantastic HG Rust Remover that used last year on the anvil. Whilst I was there there was a funny looking chap wearing a dressing gown. I laughed and though “that’s London for you” but later discovered he was working for the shop and dressed up for comic relief.
So that I could get the longer files into the plastic tub, I decided to bend the tangs, I got to agressive on one and managed to snap it off. I’ll have to see what I can do with that as the file was actually quite a nice one.
The rust cleaned off the scraper quite quickly but I left the files in to soak for about 2 hours. They also came up well and I can read the makers details on them.
The appear to be as follows:
G?oodwin & Co, J.Ellsworth, S.B. & N ? and E.S.C
The E.S.C one is particularly clear and appears to read “Vickers” and have a picture of a camel on it along with a K mirrored and the word “Cyclops”