Good Leather from Monster Fishes, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-07


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GOOD LEATHER FROM MONSTER FISHES The great shortage of hides lias led to a good deal of experimenting with the skin of monster fishes, and an English "sea leather" company is already at work making shoe leather from the skins of the shark, the devilfish, the porpoise and the dogfish. The skins are treated by a special process of tanning, and the leather is already in use for the manufacture of bags, belts, card cases aiid so on. Ten square feet of leather is obtained from the hide of a shark weighing 500 .pounds, and a softer leather like kid is got also from the stomach. A good devilfish yields KM square feet of leather.

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