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Making Things Work; Picture Frames


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Making Things Work
Picture Frames
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Series Description

WGBH program (C. 1971) hosted by Thalassa Cruso on fix-it projects around the house - how to mend household items, remove stains. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Thalassa continues to refurbish framed pictures by demonstrating how to clean and rehang them. She shows how to re-wire the backs, with suggestions on wire types, and re-do screws that have pulled out. A good cleaning is advised and a touch up on frames - shoe polish is good for wood or try cleaning gilt with beer avoiding moisture seeping into frame. She demonstrates a good device fro driving nails into masonry and shows gummed hooks to avoid while stressing importance of ventilation behind frames. NOTE: Continuation from Program 219: Battered Pictures



Asset Type

Broadcast program

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Home Improvement
Chicago: “Making Things Work; Picture Frames,” 02/03/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A103BCF2C259481A90BCD593098B7C5A.
MLA: “Making Things Work; Picture Frames.” 02/03/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A103BCF2C259481A90BCD593098B7C5A>.
APA: Making Things Work; Picture Frames. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A103BCF2C259481A90BCD593098B7C5A
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