The only other thing that might be suspect are the welds here and there. Again, I'm not sure. I have not tried to clean any portion of this toy. It works, as intended and plays a tinny tune as the seats go around and around in a counter clockwise direction.This is clearly an old (early 1900's) made for amusement. It measures 10 inches high and 4 inches across the base. We'll gladly answer any questions that you might have or provide additional photos - just ask. Don't be afraid to make an offer - this item is going to go!!! The item "Vintage Gunthermann Early 1900's Tin Wind-Up Carousel with People Germany Working" is in sale since Saturday, January 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys". The seller is "antqjunky" and is located in San Antonio, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.