SCPL Local History Gallery Keyword Album: Hides and Skins

Keyword Album: Hides and Skins

Size: 24 items

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Ansley Kullman Salz holding a sample of the leather made by his company, the A. K. Salz Tannery in Santa Cruz, California.

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Salz employee Parky Hibbard tacks leather to large boards prior to drying.

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Glazing Salz's California Saddle Leather TM involved using a glazing jack.

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The spray machines at Salz Tannery needed to be constantly adjusted.

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Mel Stubendorff and an unnamed Salz Tannery co-worker tack the hides up to large boards prior to drying.

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A Salz employee illustrates the scudding process that removed fine hair roots from the hides.

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Salz employee Red McCafferty and a co-worker work with a machine called a "splitter" to separate the hide structure into two distinct layers.

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Joe Bellas, plant superintendent at the Salz Tannery during the 1950's holds the finished leather product.

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An employee at Salz tannery, working the splitting machine.

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