Hide Tanning 1769

Here are some images from hide tanning workshops from Diderot's Encyclopedia, 1769 that I found interesting as a leather worker and occasional hide tanner. If you have done any hide tanning you'll recognize the tools of the trade.  Not much changes for the small-time home tanner. I suspect this is some hot and smelly work …

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Cider Press from Encyclopedia – Diderot and D’Alembert 1762

Diderot, where would we be without the great encyclopedist?

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Cider Press from Encyclopedia_Diderot and D'Alembert_1762

From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert

Detail: apples, workshop, press, mill, gears, barrels, worker, bucket, windmill, gears

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