These are my skates. I used them last in the 60's. We want to use them in a store display, but when we pulled them out of the crawl space my heart sank. These skates are actually in worse shape than they look here. This is mould. Thick, brown, musty smelling and gross. The leather tongue is cracking and the lining has turned to dust. I decided I had nothing to lose so I brought out my secret weapon. Bar Keepers Friend. These were my tools!
A bit of elbow grease and lace soaking this is how the skates looked right after their washing. More to follow.
The promised after picture. How cute do my old skates look in our Christmas window!