Guardsman not used for at least ten years. The frame was in an extremely rusty state so I rubbed down smooth and left in a rust dissolving solution to prevent any further rust developing and then sprayed with VHT black. The fount had previously had most of the gold paint removed at some time and then polished poorly. I didn't feel confident in re-spraying gold paint on top o0f brass so I've spent some time polishing the fount with Solvol polish. I don't know if I've done right by doing all these things but it is many times better than it was and I'm quite chuffed as it's my first renovation. The main thing is, it will be used and not scrapped. Regards, Dave.