how to clean old camera case?

woodnymph2_gwMay 28, 2014

I have a vintage Zeiss ikon Ikonta folding camera. I think the exterior is leather. It seems to have a bit of mold on it and I am wondering how to clean it safely? It is circa 1930 or 1940, I think.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
farmboy1

Kind of depends on the condition of the leather. If it's crumbling, probably not much you can do. I'd try a damp cloth to remove the mold. I get the feeling that much of it may not be meant to be flexed. If parts of it like straps, etc., are still pliable and not dried too much, a good quality leather conditioner might help it (I use Leatherique on my vintage car leather seats).

I have a few old steamer trunks that crossed the Atlantic before WWI,and the leather trim and straps on them are too far gone to restore.

Hope this helps a little,

vince

    Bookmark   May 28, 2014 at 2:51PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need help identifying this lamp.
Please see the picture below. The lamp was originally...
Chuck Wert
walnut panel
Hi Everyone, I bought this 30" piece at an auction...
sam_md
Early Masons Vista Pink Soup Tureen
Hello! I have inherited a great deal of Masons vista...
aeb78
Need Help to ID Native American Jewelry Bracelet
I picked this up at local garage sale and thought it...
devincu
Help identifying Bowl
I have had this Bowl for some time, i can't seem to...
Dones
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™