Workers handle the 'wet blue' skins as they arrive at the loading docks. Here men pass the newly arrived leather through a pressing and scraping machine that removes excess materials from the surface of the leather, and smoothens and presses it.
The skins are split to the correct thickness by being put through a machine such as shown that has knife edge which can accurately split the skin in crosssection.
Skins are then graded and measured. Measurement of processed...more »