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The leather specimen book / by Frederic W. La Croix
Bib ID 6249291
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, three-dimensional form, volume]
Author
La Croix, Frederic W. author
 
Online Versions
Edition Third edition. 
Description Milwaukee, Wis. : Pfister & Vogel Leather Co. , ©1917 
©1917 
8 pages : 29 x 27 cm 
Summary

"This book of leather samples captures the range of leather types and tannery processes in the early twentieth century. It reflects both the US market but also the range of leathers that would have been available in Australia in the period, whether locally produced or imported. The samples include leathers from animal species that are now protected, including: seal, walrus, elk and alligator. The samples also show the different tanning techniques in use, including the use of chrome and other environmentally-damaging chemicals." -- [cited 7/06/2013: http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections]

Notes

Book contains 7 pages of leather samples, with 12 samples on each page.

Bookplate on inside front cover: "The leather specimen book by Frederic W. La Croix. Advertising Manager of Pfister & Vogel Leather Co. Third edition Copyright 1917 by Pfister & Vogel Leather Co. "784" ink stamped on the bottom of the Bookplate."

"A practical and descriptive of the leather industry prepared especially for the use of merchants of leather goods, schools and students of leather and allied subjects." -- verso front cover.

Online version available via Museum Victoria

Binding

A book of leather samples in a faded green coloured cloth coverde binder secured with two screws; worn edges. 

Subjects Leather - Sampling.  |  Tanning  |  Leather industry and trade.
Other authors/contributors Pfister & Vogel Leather Co

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