I looked on google on tips to clean really bad tarnished chrome and one was using car brake and clutch cleaner and a cloth...they did suggest real fine wire wool but I hadn't any fine.
So I took the chrome direction win arrow off and tried it and the chrome is beautiful on that now, so will do the other chrome later. With a cloth it buffed up a treat!
Started cleaning the internal parts with a set of them small brass brushes but today I am going to start hand sanding the case with sand paper to get all that horrible dark colour off before wiping over with a cloth with white spirit to remove dust ready for varnishing.
I am going to use yacht varnish weakened down with some white spirit to give a good finish, then fine sandpaper to remove any little bumps then a second coat the same!
I will try post a picture of the eventual result. The tracking I will not take off as I don't want to upset the lovely unusual backflash... but will try shield the blackflash and use little amounts of brake cleaner and a cloth to reveal the bright chrome again!
Does anyone know what the cartoon characters on it are?... Also I presume it's an Oliver Whales machine any knowledge of one of the same as this?