How to clean old typecases

I have four old wooden typecases that I would like to use to store my metal type. Any advice on the best way to clean these old typecases? Any cleaner for wood ok or should I stick with something specific/unscented, etc? thanks!

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I have done much of this. I call it idiot work.
Empty the case and vacuum it out. Inspect the bottom. It should be thin plywood or fiberboard. If plywood, look to see if a sheet of paper was placed before the bottom was fastened. If so, it is dirty and is a big nuisance.
Water is the enemy of the bottom of the case. Water is what you will use — with care.
Obtain some fence and siding restorer from the hardware store and an old toothbrush. Hose out about one quarter of the case. Apply the restorer straight from the can with the toothbrush scrubbing the inside and bottom of each slot.
Hose out well. Either set to dry in the sun, or go to another section.
When all is done and well dry, you may wish to apply a clear spray lacquer. Light coat.
After you have finished one, you may wish to consider if you want to do any more.

Unless the cases are extremely grungy or unless you are planning to display your type cases, I would consider only using a brush to dislodge the dust and dirt while carefully vacuuming. That will get the loose dirt out and keep it from mixing with the type. Your type cases will hold your type equally well whether they are immaculately cleaned to look like new or just clean enough to show their heritage. Type cases weren’t meant to stay clean (and won’t stay clean), they were meant to organize your type. Instead, spend your time printing something.

The only comment I’d add is bear in mind there’s an amount of lead dust in the trays too. You’re probably not going to get poisoned by a few trays though. My most common encounter with old type trays is rat droppings…

Unless you are using sandpaper or emery cloth to clean your type (yipes) I doubt there will be much “lead dust” anywhere in anyone’s print shop,.