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7441 PELT DRESSERS, TANNERS AND FELLMONGERS
 


    Pelt dressers, tanners and fellmongers prepare fur- and wool-bearing pelts for making garments and other products, and make leather from hides and skins.

    Tasks include -

    (a) sorting and grading pelts, hides and skins;

    (b) removing flesh and fat from pelts before curing;

    (c) removing flesh and hair from hides;

    (d) removing long, coarse hair from pelts and trimming underlying hair to even length;

    (e) operating machine to split hides edgeways;

    (f) treating hides to convert them into leather;

    (g) applying dyes to fur pelts;

    (h) dressing and applying dyes and stains to leather;

    (i) stretching and smoothing dressed pelts;

    (j) performing related tasks;

    (k) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Fellmonger

  • Grader, pelt

  • Tanner


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Machine-operator, tanning - 8265


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.