Splitting Sheep Skins for Skiver and Chamois Leather; c.1885
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm

Splitting Sheep Skins for Skiver and Chamois Leather; c.1885

Geoffrey Bevington

© Museum of London

Full image caption

The process of manufacturing leather, as produced by Bevington & Sons, Neckinger Mills, Bermondsey and St. Thomas's Street.
Two men and two younger boys are shown at work splitting the sheep skins for skiver and chamois leather, outside the factory building. A pile of skins lie in the foreground. Bevington & Sons Leather Manufactory was established in 1795. A young 23 year old Geoffrey Bevington, a keen amateur photographer, recorded the scene and others for display on the firm's stand at the 1862 International Exhibition in South Kensington.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1880 AD - 1890 AD
 

Image Number

009767
 

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