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    Leather bellows treatment?

    I just got a great Agfa-Ansco 8X10 studio camera. The bellows is in excellent shape and seems to be made of leather......What kind of treatment can I put on it to keep it that way?

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    I use a product called 'Lexol' on mine. It's expensive but does a very good job keeping the leather clean and flexible. A little goes a long way, so follow the directions on the bottle and you'll get a lot of use out of it, and a nice bellows to boot!

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    I use Mink Oil for my Ebony bellows.
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    The folks at graflex.org swear by Lemon Pledge in the yellow can when it comes to old bellows.

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    You could also try a silicone based product. I can't remember the name just now. I would check with the local boot maker or leather goods store.
    What grain............................................. ...............
    Oh sorry, I forgot you don't shoot Large Format
    Large format Pat.

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