Re: Kaunas Craftsman List: lacquerer - expand to tanning

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Lacquer may also be applied to leather and the tanning industry was strongly populated by Jewish manufacturers and tradesmen. When patent leather was invented (probably in the United States) around the second decade of the 19th c., resinous material (varnish, lacquer) was used in the process. My ggg-uncle's tannery in Prague (1833-1867) was called Pollak & Sohn Leder und Lakirfabrik.

Paul King

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