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Products used in restoring and conserving leather
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acetone animal application of BML applied sparingly BML Dressing Appendix bookbindings brittle calf cattle hide cattlehide cent solution century chamoising chemical chrome cleaning coating colour condition CONSERVATION covering cuir bouilli curried damp embossed employed fibres flesh side flexible footwear glazes gloving leather goat goatskin grain pattern grain side grease hair sheepskin hexane hide or skin immersion Imperial Chemical Industries kind of leather lanolin Leather Dressing leather objects liming material metal methods methylated spirit micro-crystalline wax morocco mould Museum natural nitro-cellulose OBJECTS MADE WHOLLY old leather original painted parchment pigmented pigskin polish potassium lactate potassium oleate soap produced PVA adhesive Rawhide red rot removed resin RESTORATION OF OBJECTS saddle saddle seats shagreen sheep sheepskin skiver soap in white soft solvent sometimes Split Hide sponge stained substance suede surface pattern tannage tawed leather term thickness treatment trichloroethane trichloroethane Appendix upholstery usually varnish vellum washing whilst white spirit xylene