Fellow glove nuts,
I have an opportunity to offer top shelf archival cleaning and leather restoration products. I've been using these products for about 2 years and they are amazing. Very gentle, no oily feel, and best of all, their effect on leather is conservation quality. They won't turn rancid or cause dry rot in cotton. I used them on the Tornado glove from a few years ago. One of the scariest things about working on a glove like that is that you can easily wash through the cotton thread. There were no issues with that using these products. I've posted some before/after photos below. This would work great on a crescent glove, or any glove with surface stitching that needs to be handled gently.
The products I'm considering are:
1. A gentle cleaner for removing dirt.
2. A detergent for removing grime.
3. A brush on conditioner to preserve deteriorating leather.
4. A brush on conditioner maintain soft leather.
5. A revitalizing lotion to renew dry/hard leather back to pliable condition.
6. A stabilizer to bond dry-rotting leather for repair.
I'm proposing this here first because I want to know how much interest there would be from collectors. If interest is strong enough I'll order enough to satisfy the initial demand and take it from there. Most products on the list would likely run from $15 to $20 for an 8 oz bottle, actual pricing is TBD. If I were to offer it, it would probably be available around the new year.
Here is the Tornado glove. If I remember correctly, I put around 14 hours into the cleaning effort. I'd work the whole glove lightly in one sitting and let it settle for a day before doing another task. To give you an idea of a typical time for a similarly sized glove with the same amount of dirt, minus the the heavy top stitching, it would probably take around 4-5 hours over three days.
Huntington Base Ball Co.