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Leeds University, Department of Leather Industries

Leeds University, Department of Leather Industries
c.1915 View of the Leather Industries department showing equipment and apparatus used in a traditional method of tannin leather. It uses vegetable tans and the process takes 10 to 12 weeks. The Department, during the First World War, gave chemical and technical advice both to manufacturers and the Goverment. Henry R. Procter ran the Department and was known as the 'father of leather chemistry'. His analysis of tannin was of great technical and commercial importance.

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