New Ways with Leather by Kenneth Pankhurst D.SC.
, F.R.I.C. of the British Leather Manufacturers
During the past decade new techniques have been applied to study the chemistry of a very old art-leather-making.
Tanning, it is now believed, is brought about by cross-linking ' the long, natural macromolecules of the skin in much the same way as a shaky wall can be' strengthened by the S-shaped plates seen on old buildings. By using 'model' substances it has been possible to settle fairly accurately how it is done; and a better understanding of an ancient craft has resulted from a modern technique originating in the age-old observation that oil spreads on (troubled) waters.
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