I have read a long time ago in the Player Piano Company catalog that
mink oil can be used on pouch leather. I have never used it before and
have never heard of anyone using it.
I am a purist in that if they made something 80 years ago using product
"X", such as hot glue, and it worked -- don't change it (for multiple
reasons. :-) I use everything that they did as when they built it new.
If I have to replace wood parts, if they used maple, I use maple...
What benefit, if any, does mink oil have, and should you ever use it?
[ At http://www.amazon.com/Sesbellot-Mink-Oil-Pure-50ml/dp/B000189NLS :
[ Recommended by many European dermatologists to reduce the
[ look of aging skin, Sesbellot Mink Oil is remarkable on ...
[ At http://www.properautocare.com/leclcoex.html :
[ "Mink Oil" is a euphemistic name for liquefied pig fat and
[ silicone. Like Lanolin, it's very greasy and typically
[ unsuitable for leather upholstery. Mink oil is most often
[ used on heavy boots or other hard-working leathers.
[ -- Robbie