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The Making of Leather

The Making of Leather


  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107401846

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  • Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. H. R. Procter's The Making of Leather, first published in 1914, presents a sketch of the methods, the chemistry and the scientific basis of leather-making.

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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107401846
    • length: 162 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.18kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. Hides and skins
    3. Curing of hides and skins
    4. The structure of the skin
    5. The chemistry of the skin
    6. The preliminary processes: soaking
    7. Unhairing
    8. Chemical deliming
    9. Bacteria and fermentation
    10. The fermentive 'bates'
    11. The conversion of skin into leather
    12. The pickling process
    13. Alumed leather
    14. The basic chrome process
    15. The two-bath chrome process
    16. The vegetable tanning materials
    17. The vegetable tanning process
    18. Curried leathers
    19. Moroccos and fancy leathers
    20. Oil leathers
    21. The use and care of leather

  • Author

    Henry R. Procter

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