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I found this washboard at an antique shop's moving sale. I bought it for $15, not knowing anything about it, or whether it could be restored to its former glory. It is in good condition
(no chips on the glass, but some wear on the wood is very evident). You can see in the pictures below that there is some white stuff (paint? wear?) that I don't know how to remove without damaging the piece. There are the words "Crown Glass" on one side, and I'd like to make them more evident.
I'm asking - is there a way I can go about restoring this piece without compromising the words beneath?
And also... for the antique/junk lovers out there... did I pay a reasonable amount for this piece? I bought blind, and I wonder how I did.