Maintaining leather Minox cases

Discussion in 'Minox' started by padraig__, Oct 2, 1999.

  1. I have recently acquired several Minox items that came with the leather cases (Minox B, BC flashgun, and a tripod). Any suggestions or success stories on keeping the leather in good shape?


  2. I have had good results on cases for a IIIs and a B with a liberal
    application of Red Wing Boot Oil. It is the consistency of thin grease.
    Apply to the outside with the brush in the bottle, let set two days
    then rub with a clean cloth. It also works very well on your leather
    boots (or shoes) protecting them from water but not waterproofing which
    seals them up.


    Ken Trettin
  3. I use Kiwi shoe shine to polish my Minox cases with good result.
    My Minox case came with strap loose; for which I used crazy glue to glue it back in place.
  4. Ditto on the Red Wind boot oil. A soft cream shoe polish will also
    help the color.


    I've had a Minox B since 1971, and the case hinge started to wear.
    Any repair would be noticable. I solved the problem by finding a
    nylon pocket knife case that has a belt loop, velcro closure, and a
    snug, padded fit to protect the camera. The original case stays at
    home. I really don't use the measuring chain anyway. You can find a
    similar case at a knife and cutlery specialty store for about $10.
  5. I am having leather cases made to origional specifications to fit
    Minox 11, 111, B and BL. They can be made in Brown or Black
    Colour with leather button fob or chrome key ring. If interested,
    please let me know.

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