The Puering, Bating & Drenching of Skins (Paperback)

By Joseph T. Wood

France Press, 9781443758697, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2008

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Description

PREFACE THE present volume is the outcome of a desire to preserve the numerous notes which I have made during over twenty years work at the practical and scientific study of bating. It has been my wish to complete the investigation of this important process in leather manufacture, for, as Lord Allerton has paradoxically remarked Good leather is made before the skins go into the tan liquor at all, but owing to circumstances having drawn me more and more to the commercial side of the business, I have been compelled to abandon this project...