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From: "kbowman14" <>
Subject: Re: obits BARK for TANNING
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 14:18:09 -0400
References: <OF6E597881.664FF904-ON052568CE.00609579@manchester.edu> <39095A46.D2185790@worldnet.att.net> <39099D96.EEAA6B68@prodigy.net>


Aha! Now this rings a bell. Tree bark from certain species was boiled to
release the tannic acid needed to tan leather. Two species my reference
cites as good for the purpose were the chestnut oak and the sumac.

Hope this helps.
Lisa

> They used the bark at the mills they had...they used bark in the tanning
> process... will give more details this weekend when I find the book I saw
it
> in. Somebody on line must have a book from PA that describes bark tanning
> process--that is what the bark was used for.
>
> gordon curry wrote:
>
> > This is the second reference I have read about Brethren members falling
> > beneath the wagon carrying a load of bark. My question is, what did they
> > do with bark? Why bother with the bark when wood was so plentiful?
>
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