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W. L. Ingle

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of Millshaw Leather Works, Leeds, 11. Telephone: Leeds 75261-2. Cables: "Curriers, Leeds"

  • 1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Tanners of Full Chrome Upper Leathers. Manufacturers of Chrome Box, Miners and Willow Sides. "White Rose" Waterproof Bends. East India Kips** for Shoes and Bags. "Brenda" Butts Sports Upper Leather. Vegetable Tanned Sole Leather, Chrome Velvet Splits**. (Leather Goods Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 411a) [1]
  • 1958 Patent - Improvements in or relating to the treatment of hides, skins, and the like. [2]
  • 1965 Patent Application - Rotary drum apparatus for use in the treatment of hides and skins in the manufacture of leather. [3]
  • 1970s Photograph of Millshaw Leather Works. [4]


  • Note: **
    • Kip or Kipskin - leather prepared from the skin of young or small cattle, intermediate in grade between calfskin and cowhide.
    • Split - a single thickness of a split hide, having the same finish on both sides. [5]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 66; and p145
  2. [1] Wikipatents
  3. [2] Wikipatents
  4. [3] Leodis
  5. Chambers English Dictionary