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Victorian era tannery

Victorian era tannery

Old Tannery pictures.

Old Tannery pictures.

MettaCatharina leather

MettaCatharina leather

Leather hits the handlebars as well as the saddles of bikes in the City of London

Leather hits the handlebars as well as the saddles of bikes in the City of London

All leather skins used in the manufacture of garments, shoes, accessories and upholstery are by product of the food industry. The different types of products used are as follows, Cow (Bovine), Horse (Equine), Lamb/Goat (Ovine). Tanning Once the Animal has been slaughtered its skin is pulled and preserved in salt to stop the putrefaction process. It is then sorted into quality, either the hair removed or preserved then tanned and finished. In any tanning process a way a skin is finished is…

All leather skins used in the manufacture of garments, shoes, accessories and upholstery are by product of the food industry. The different types of products used are as follows, Cow (Bovine), Horse (Equine), Lamb/Goat (Ovine). Tanning Once the Animal has been slaughtered its skin is pulled and preserved in salt to stop the putrefaction process. It is then sorted into quality, either the hair removed or preserved then tanned and finished. In any tanning process a way a skin is finished is…

Pocahontas Tanning Company opened 1903 in a joint venture Howes Leather, a Boston leather brokerage. Frank Huffman and Frank Howes, presidents of the two venture partners.  In the early to mid-20th century, wherever there were the right trees, a river, and a labor force you could site a tannery. Hemlock provided the bark of choice for tanning shoe sole leather.The timber and leather-tanning industries were complementary: one sold wood, the other used tree bark to make tanning extract.

Pocahontas Tanning Company opened 1903 in a joint venture Howes Leather, a Boston leather brokerage. Frank Huffman and Frank Howes, presidents of the two venture partners. In the early to mid-20th century, wherever there were the right trees, a river, and a labor force you could site a tannery. Hemlock provided the bark of choice for tanning shoe sole leather.The timber and leather-tanning industries were complementary: one sold wood, the other used tree bark to make tanning extract.