neatsfoot oil


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neatsfoot oil

[′nēts‚fu̇t ‚ȯil]
(materials)
Pale-yellow oil with unusual odor; soluble in organic solvents and kerosine; obtained by boiling shinbones and hoofless feet of cattle; used to treat leather, as a lubricant, and to oil wool. Also known as bubulum oil; hoof oil.
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It is comprised of Neatsfoot Oil, Beeswax and Microwax, a microcrystalline compound providing long-lasting protection for all leather products, especially those touched frequently by human hands such as books, wallets and briefcases.