The Art of Tanning Leather: By a New and Improved System Theoretically and Practically Considered in All Its Details, Discovered, and Patented April 14th, 1857 (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from The Art of Tanning Leather: By a New and Improved System Theoretically and Practically Considered in All Its Details, Discovered, and Patented April 14th, 1857
Art of tanning is that by which animal Skins are converted into leather, a product differing entirely from that Of the raw material, and adapting it to the useful purpose for which it is employed. The properties Imparted are of a physical nature, and vary with the kind of Skin employed and the modifica tions of the process which it undergoes. Chemically considered, however, leather is a definite compound Of tannin and gelatin. Tanning, as an art, dates as.
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