My antique nipping press has been reeeaaal squeaky lately—it squeals every time I turn the handle, and it’s been bugging me for a while. So I decided to take it apart in hopes that I could oil and clean the moving parts.
Turns out it was filled with grime and rust, which isn’t surprising given how old it is. It looks as though it was repainted at least once during its life, but I can’t tell how long ago—luckily the outside paint has held, so the only rust is on the enclosed pieces.
Now to get it cleaned up and reassembled!