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New Ways with Leather by Kenneth Pankhurst D.SC.
, F.R.I.C. of the British Leather Manufacturers
Research Association
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.


Kenneth Pankhurst D.Sc.

A weekly magazine
Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley including:
The Lesser of Two Evils-a front or rear tyre burst?: Dr. Albert Fogg gives his answer
Motor-Cycle Braking: by R. A. Wilson Jones
The Lawyer: the case for standard fines
Tips on the care of your car The week's motoring news
Edited by H. Saunders-Jacoba


Introduced By:
Bill Hartley
Dr. Albert Fogg
R. A. Wilson Jones
Edited By:
H. Saunders-Jacoba

Network Three

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