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Chapman's Sheepskin Products Ltd., Tutbury

Skins being stretched out to dry at E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted to use as a tannery in 1913-14 by E.B. Chapman. His son Walter expaned ...

Chapman's Sheepskin Works tent at a show

A trade stand showing sheepskin rugs made by Chapman's of Tutbury. E.B. & W.R. Chapman's Sheepskin Works were based at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted to use as a tannery ...

Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Working at the beam, using a fleshing knife to remove excess flesh from the skin before tanning and curing, an unpleasant job. E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill ...

Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Using a half-moon knife to scrape the surface of the stretched skin, part of the finishing process. E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted ...

E.B. & W.R. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

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 son Walter expaned the business to produce ...

E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Using the combing machine at E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted to use as a tannery in 1913-14 by E.B. Chapman. His son Walter expaned the ...

E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Mr Chapman at the beam, using a fleshing knife to remove excess flesh from the skin before tanning and curing, an unpleasant job. E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill ...

E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

E.B. 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 son Walter expaned the business to produce sheepskins. ...

E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Mixing the dye at E.B. 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 son Walter expaned the business to ...

E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Mr Chapman checking drying skins at E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted to use as a tannery in 1913-14 by E.B. Chapman. His son Walter expaned ...

E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

General view of the finishing shed at Chapman's Sheepskin Works, the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted to use as a tannery in 1913-14 by E.B. Chapman. His son Walter expaned the ...

E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Women using the fluffing machine at E.B. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, the Old Mill, Tutbury. The corn mill in Tutbury was converted to use as a tannery in 1913-14 by E.B. Chapman. His son Walter expaned ...

Fleshing sheepskins, Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Working at the beam, using a fleshing knife to remove excess flesh from the skin before tanning and curing, an unpleasant job. E.B. & W.R. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, Tutbury. The ...

Liming horse hides, Chapman 's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Tanning animal skins to make leather is a lengthy process. After washing each hide the hides are placed in lime pits, containing a solution of lime and water. After a number of days, this loosened the ...

Love Lane Bridge, Rugeley

A view of the Trent & mersey Canal from underneath Love Lane Bridge. The wharf buildings, once belonging to Stokes tannery business, have now been demolished and new canalside apartments have been developed. ...

Phoenix Tannery, Rugeley

A group of six workers at Stokes & Co.'s Phoenix tannery yard, Bryans Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire, with a stack of cow hides. There had been a tannery on this site from at least the 18th century. ...

Staking horse hides, Chapman's Sheepskin Works, Tutbury

Mr W.R. Chapman & and J. McGibbon staking horse hides. Staking is the process by which a skin is stretched, softened and made more flexible. E.B. & W.R. Chapman's Sheepskin Works, at the Old Mill, ...

Stokes' Tannery buildings, Rugeley

Buildings at the rear of Forge Road, Rugeley. The building was part of Stokes' Tannery, where the chroming and drying process took place. It was later taken over by the Gas Board. The entry on the right ...

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