Volume 12 - Autumn 2001


Product & Company News

New Finish Clansman Goat

Following requests from many of our customers, we have re-formulated the finish of our Clansman Goat in order to produce the fully aniline Nigerian Goat typically associated with this type of leather. The result of this change is that the new leather will have an enhanced 2-tone finish rather than the flatter overall colour we used to make. Some alteration in colour will be inevitable although we will do our utmost to keep this to a minimum.

Production of the new look Clansman started about a month ago, and we will continue to replace shades with the new leather as the old stocks diminish. The full range of shades should be in place by the beginning of 2002.

Spare Blades for Paring Machine

We now have available replacement blades for the Brockman Paring Machine. These heavy duty, durable blades are packed in boxes of 10 at a cost of £2.10 per box

Prices are subject to shipping charges and vat @ 17.5%

Japanese Drill Punch

This very clever product is now availble from Hewit's. The brass chuck holds one of the 7 drill bits supplied with the Punch. Pressure exerted downwards, causes the bit to spin, drilling through paper and board without 'snagging'. Excellent for drilling through paper, leather, board, etc. The drill comes with 7 bits - 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm and 4.0mm. Spare sets of Bits are also available:

Japanese Drill Punch £46.64 each; Spare set of Bits £23.12 per set

Teflon Folder

These wonderful folders are machined from a solid block of Teflon and can be used as an alternative to bone folders. They will not mark, burnish or damage delicate paper, cloth and leather. One end is pointed and the other is straight.


Small - 150mm x 15mm x 6mm @ £14.34 each
Large - 160mm x 20mm x 10mm @ £15.92 each

All above prices are subject to shipping charges and vat @ 17.5%

JHS Ready-Made Glaire is now available

This new product has been introduced for our customers who prefer an alternative to the Albumen Crystals. The aqueous shellac solution is based on a traditional formula first used in the early 20th Century. As there is no preparation involved, the Glaire can be used straight from the bottle. It is extremely easy to use and has the advantage of a long shelf-life. We manufacture JHS Ready-Made Glaire in our Edinburgh Tannery. We will be supplying the glaire in the following sized bottles:

150ml bottle - £6.55 each
500ml bottle - £10.64 each
5 litre bottle - £69.32 each

Prices are subject to shipping charges and vat @ 17.5%

New Online Catalogue

We have made some major revisions to our Online Catalogue, and are pleased to advise that it seems to be working much faster and with fewer problems. Please let us know how you get on and whether you would like to see any other improvements or changes.


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