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Making Things Work; Stainless Steel, Chrome and Aluminum


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Making Things Work
Stainless Steel, Chrome and Aluminum
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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

thalasa discusses stainless steel, cautioning against “bargins” and suggesting not so obvious remedies for grubby stainless such as tooth paste and club soda. Thalassa suggests cleaning chrome with kerosene and water and for the truly rusted and pitted pieces she revives the original finish with wet crumpled aluminum foil. Thalassa winds up by cleaning carbon steel blades with 19th century method of a smooth pebble.



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Broadcast program

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Home Improvement
Chicago: “Making Things Work; Stainless Steel, Chrome and Aluminum,” 11/05/1971, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF50AD16145D437C95A30D6029CAD87E.
MLA: “Making Things Work; Stainless Steel, Chrome and Aluminum.” 11/05/1971. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF50AD16145D437C95A30D6029CAD87E>.
APA: Making Things Work; Stainless Steel, Chrome and Aluminum. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF50AD16145D437C95A30D6029CAD87E
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