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Marching to a Different Drum

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Marching to a Different Drum

Follow the installation of a new wooden tanning drum at Red Wing Shoe Company’s S.B. Foot leather tanning facility. Tanning drums are huge round containers used to tan leather via chemical reactions that involve soaking leather hides in various tanning solutions within a slowly rotating drum. The tanning process takes several hours, or even days, inside a drum that weighs up to six tons without the hides.

Other films in the series:
The Factory
S.B. Foot Tannery
Shoe Repair
Hallett Docks, Duluth MN
The Puritan Stitch Machine
The Crazy Horse Monument
The World's Biggest Boot
An Enduring Spirit - Detroit

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