Quarterly Notes Volume . 4-22

Quarterly Notes Volume . 4-22

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...view of a bleach mill. 11. View of a lapping room, with the measuring, crisping, or folding of the cloth in lengths. 12 View of the Linen Hall, Dublin, with the boxes and bales ready for exportation. LEATHER-WORK. There are some interesting exhibits to be seen in Room 0 of the Art Gallery in Royal Avenue, one illustrating the different processes in the production of leather from animal hide. A series of specimens is shown in each stage of manufacture. The raw hide is first placed in water to remove the salts and other impurities in the skin, and then in lime water to loosen the hair which is scraped off with any particles of flesh or fat that may still remain. The hide then scraped and cleaned is ready for the tanning process?, which consists of soaking the skin in a liquid containing the active principles of tannic acid. The hide is also shown in weak tanning liquor, and stronger tanning process, which consists of soaking quired. A selection of the chief tanning materials are also shown, such as Valonia (acorns and cups of a species of oak--querous aegilops). Myrobalans (the seeds of a tree--terminalia--found in India). Extract from the quebraoho tree found in South America, oak bark, and sumac consisting of the powdered leaves and small tranches of the rhus, a tree found in Sicily. The last-named is also used for bleaching as well as a tanning agent. Finished leathers are also shown made from Irish hides and South American hides. Other cases are exhibited to show Spanish incused and tooled leather-work, and embossed leather-work, both of the 17th century. The former is said to have been practised from the 9th century, while embossing commenced about the 14th century. The incised leather satchels of some of the shrines found in Ireland...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759796
  • 9781236759795