While we are on the subject of Cavalin rolling mills, I have one at
least forty or so years old, perhaps older. It has all the
characteristics of a Cavalin when comparing it to a picture, but the
arrangement of the reduction gears and the counter-drive gears is
different from what it is today. I am told the mill when my mentor
bought it used still had an original price tag of $450!
In any case, my problem is that it has not been used for a while. It
is dirty, and the rollers seem to have lost their polish to a very
fine dusting of what may be some very fine scattered rust. Or
perhaps this is just in the cosmoline type (LPS3) coating applied by
me about six years ago.Where do I go from here? Can the rollers be
polished? By whom? Is there a source of a parts breakdown so I might
get it reassembled correctly? (It is still assembled, by the way)
Any help or advice you might offer will be greatly appreciated. I am
trying to start producing jewelry again, and would really like to
have this mill available.