The Tanner and Currier, 1790.
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A currier scrapes a hide.

Credit: Courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia

After the tanning process, the currier would scraper the inside of the skin to even out the thickness, then he would oil or tallow the leather to soften the product.

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