- May 25, 2016
- Delaware, USA
I recently inherited two cameras that are 60 & 75 years old. While the cameras and the bags are all in great shape both mechanically and visually, the bags both have a very musty smell. I believe they had been stored in the back of a sloped closet up against the logs of a log cabin and often it can be damp up there. I don’t see anything actually growing (mold & mildew) but they won’t shake the smell. I’m picking up a couple boxes of baking soda to start with - placing them in sealed ziploc bags with the baking soda for a week and see if that helps. I’ve also read to try wiping them down well with a 50/50 mix of warm water and isopropyl alcohol and I might do that before putting in the sealed bags. Any other ideas? I did leave them outside for about 6 hours a day in the sun for 3 days and that didn‘t put a dent in it. Both bags are originals and I really want to keep them with the cameras.