restoring leather vintage leica case

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after dropping my F2 on the concrete, I have a lot more respect for vintage camera cases. for starters; most have cotton thread and aging leather. saddle soap can do wounders with the leather, but the cotton thread must be replaced with nylon. that's not easy. a "saddle maker" may take on the and it will be expensive. good luck, vin
 

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Hmm, some years ago I got a hold of some cotton thread to sew up the various leather camera cases I had ... sorry, I don't member the source exactly but I think is was from the UK.
 
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thread is easly acquired. all sizes and colors, but not in cotton, cotton is weak and it rots. will not last long. it is the labor or art of sewing required for a "leather restoration" is my point. vin
 
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Non cotton thread is not expensive and comes in any color. vin
 

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