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Stokes Tannery, Rugeley

Buildings at the rear of Forge Street, Rugeley. Part of Stokes Tannery chroming and drying process. The building was later take over by the gas board. The entry on the right was known as the 'Gulley'.

Tanner's tools, Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Tanner's and currier's tools used at E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, the Old Mill, Tutbury. Top row: (left) Half-moon knife, used to scrape the surface of a skin stretched on a frame. (rights) Currier's ...

Toggling sheepskins, Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Stretching tanned sheepskins on a frame. E.B. & W.R. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted to use as a tannery in 1913-14 by E.B. Chapman. His ...

Trent & Mersey Canal, Rugeley

In the background can be seen Stokes' Tannery buildings, at the rear of Bryan's Lane. There had been a tannery on this site from at least the 18th century. Stokes & Co.’s origins lay with Stephen ...

Unhairing horse hides, Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

After soaking in lime pits, hair and epidermis is removed from the skins using special knives. E.B. & W.R. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted ...

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