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These specifically are
-Soviet officer tunic
I can only describe it as being sweet and vaguely like wood or coconut.
I was hoping someone here might be able to shed some light on this old-new-clothing/camera smell, as it is very pleasant and I'd love to be able to replicate it, both for reproduction items and for my wardrobe in general.
I would presume by the fact that both 3R and USSR items having this scent, that it was a fairly commonly used oil or detergent back in the earlier half of the 20th century, all google searches have come up with victorian era clothes washing tutorials, how to remove musty smells, and the fact that German soldiers apparently had a very distinct odour (though I doubt this is the same smell I am trying to pin down)
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for the restoration of Leica cameras, there are several excellent forums online, most of them in german language...
Uniform preservation is another topic, on the topic of antique books, I have learned from another german book collector,
to wrap the bad smelling books into several layers of newsprint paper, and to store the old books for a long period
in a boiler room...
This was an old recommendation, I would not necessarily practice it nowadays, especially for valuable specimens.
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Granted, this question was a little odd, but I have sat by, as over the years I have read your countless insults and belittlement of newbies asking questions you judge as frivolous. No wonder you were banned at waf. Maybe time to do that here...