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History: The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind – Pt. 3

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind – Pt. 3
Reprinted with the permission of the Tanners’ Council of America

‘We have briefly traced the history of leather through the ages and witnessed the transition of leather making from a handicraft into a great modern industry. Like other industries which supply the fundamental needs of civilization, tanneries require a constant flow of materials. In every industry, raw materials are indispensable; they are the foundation of the daily activity which keeps motors turning and wheels humming. Unless raw materials pour into our factories, the flow of finished goods cannot be maintained, machines must be halted and production stops. Probably in no other industry do the facts of ra material supply present so fascinating a picture as in the tanning industry.’

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