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 Augustus Schultz

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Augustus Schultz

  • Birth 1823
  • Death 24 Sep 1906 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section F, Lot 148
  • Memorial ID 73297048

In 1858, Schultz invented the process of tanning skins with chromium sulfate. This method produces durable leather with a bluish tint. By 1884, Schultz had received a patent for this two-bath process and went into business with Robert H. Foerderer in Philadelphia. Foerderer's self-titled leather manufacturing company became very successful due to Schultz's invention, and the chrome tanning process is still in use today.


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  • Created by: Stephen
  • Added: 13 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73297048
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augustus Schultz (1823–24 Sep 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73297048, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Stephen (contributor 47556608) .