Info Leather History Video Segment

Published on November 14th, 2013 | by makesupply

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Interesting Segment on Leather History and Usage (PBS Video)

Came across this video from the “Raw to Ready” PBS series that documents how they build a Bentley from the ground up. I was pleasantly surprised to see a whole segment of this video that deals with the leather they use and some general history. The segment touches on:

  • Discovery and early uses and manufacturing of leather
  • Difference between vegetable tanning and chrome tanning leather

  • The rigorous grading system Bentley uses when reviewing hides
  • The state of the art technology they use to cut out all the pieces with as little waste as possible

Fast forward to 11:25 to view the segment on leather.




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