Front Page Titles (by Subject) CHAPTER VI: SKIN AND LEATHER TRADE - The Comedy of Protection
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CHAPTER VI: SKIN AND LEATHER TRADE - Yves Guyot, The Comedy of Protection 
The Comedy of Protection, trans. M.A. Hamilton (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906).
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SKIN AND LEATHER TRADE
This group employs about 335,000 persons—tanning and leather-dressing, 48,000; boot-making, 220,000; saddlery, 54,000; gloves, 20,000. All industries employing leather feel the effect of Customs duties varying from 8s. to £5 on prepared skins. Between 1888-1890 our average export of shoes was 45,600 cwt. at £2,560,000; it fell between 1901-1903 to 30,000 cwt. at £680,000. Our average export of gloves was worth £2,096,000 from 1880-1890; between 1901-1903 it fell to below £1,400,000. The duties on the goods which serve as raw materials for our finished manufactures compel us to sell dear and export dear.