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    Metal detecting found 19th century boots. Any ideas on how to preserve leather?

    My son and I metal detect historic sites in Washington state. We have recently come across a cashé of early to mid 19th century boots. Intact, and some very well preserved in the moist ground, as well as a horde of personal items of the day. Does anyone have expertise in the preservation of leather? Please take a look at this dig, and if you have any suggestions, we would really appreciate it.

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    Pond's Cold Cream jar. Found at most ghost town sites. They used the heck out of that stuff.
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    Clean with saddle soap and apply Obenaufs leather oil. Then finish off with Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP.

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    Last edited by Loco Raindrops; Sep 03, 2020 at 10:09 AM.

 

 

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