The American Review of Reviews Volume 40
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...such a vast field that the men engaged in them have apparently ceased to regard the subject in any large, general way, the different divisions occupying their attention as separate products in themselves. To the dealer in hides leather means, in general, ox and cow hides for the making of belting or the soles of shoes. The shoe manufacturer is almost certain to speak of shoes and leather as though the industries were radically different. There is no category, except one made for such purposes as an article of this kind, that would include in the mind of the man of commerce such widely diverse products of " industrialized animal skin" as shoes, gloves, and the covers of fine books. The production and manufacture of leather is a very big business all over the world. In the United States the traffic in raw leather alone ranks third in the commercial enterprises that engage the attention of our people. If we consider, however, in addition to leather as raw material the details of the different articles manufactured from it and base a calculation upon the number of people employed and the variety of operations, the business of manufacturing articles from leather is the largest and most important in the United States. Despite this fact, the in quirer after facts concerning leather is amazed to find how little has been written on the subject. This seems the more surprising, since it is of leather that are made so many articles absolutely necessary for the modern American's everyday use and comfort. To name these seems quite superfluous, almost to the point of requiring an apology for so doing. Perhaps for this reason so little is in print about the substance of which are made our shoes and almost all our gloves and with which our hats...
- 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
- black & white illustrations