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KINGSMERE CRAFTS

HAND-CRAFTED LEATHER GOODS

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Leather Magic. (Care and Restoration):- P.O. Box 2946, Mathews, NC 28112, USA. Tel: 1-800-232-4092 and +704-283-5078. E-mail: info@leathermagic.com. Contact Danny Yunker. This company manufactures leather care and restoration products. The products and techniques have been developed from a professional system that has been used successfully for years. They now offer the finest products that enable the average person to make permanent invisible repairs to damaged leather. They offer leather repair kits, re-colouring and refinishing of worn surfaces also change of colour kits. Examples of before and after can be seen on their site. Website Leather Magic.

Leathersmith Designs Inc. (Fittings and Tools):- 88 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2W 2S5, Canada. Tel: 1-902-434-9721. Fax: 1-902-434-9721. Toll free (Canada only) 1-800-845-1829. E-mail: sales@leathersmithdesigns.com. Contact: Jamie Hartling (President). This company supplies, beautifully polished solid brass buckles, fittings, tools, adhesives, dyes, etc to craft workers from their shop, by mail order or E-mail. (See also ‘Tanners and leather suppliers’ Here). Website Leathersmith Designs.

Lucris Manufacturing Pty Ltd:- 37 - 39 Steven Street, Camira, Queensland 4300, Australia. Phone: +61 7 3288 3316. Fax: +61 7 3288 4309. E-mail: lucris@bigpond.net.au. Manufacturer of the M A Series III Benchtop Clicker Machine. The surprising power and strength of this industrial quality clicker sets it apart from all other clickers in its class. This very handy bench top clicker has been used for leather, embroidery, badge cutting, card stock, magnetic cards, coasters, small plastic shapes, straps and belt ends, clothing, rubber, key fobs, cork, plastic, felt and many other materials. Ruggedly built with a cam actuated mechanical advantage The MA Series III requires little effort making operation very easy. The swing arm operation provides the operator with a clear view of the work table (cutting board) making location on printed products a snap. (See Clicker press). Website here. British agent: Alpress hydraulic services. Contact details: Tel: 0141 848 7175. Fax: 0141 889 5280. E-mail: alpresshs@tiscali.co.uk. Website Alpress.

Neumann Leathers:- New Victoria Mill, Wellington Street, Bury, Manchester BL8 2AL, UK. Tel: +44 (0)161 763 1149, Fax:+44 (0)161 763 1152. E-mail: sales@neumannleathers.com. Neumann's was originally established in 1897 by Philip Neumann, the grandfather of the current owners. They are one of the oldest established leather suppliers in the UK with the widest choice of finished hides and skins. Their ranges include everything from upholstery and automotive hides to clothing nappas and shoe leathers. Carrying a rich variety of stock in their warehouses in Manchester comprising cow hides, sheepskins, kid and pigskin, suedes and splits they aim to cater for the needs of even the smallest manufacturers and are happy to discuss any specific requirements. Website Neumann Leathers.

Obenauf's Leather Preservatives. An Associate Site:- 9075 Donnybrook Ct. Boise, Idaho, 83709, USA. Tel: 208-484-1372. Contact: Robert Grover Obenauf's Online E-mail: whitejag@whitejag.com. This company offers high quality Leather Preservatives and leather oils containing beeswax and propolis as part of their formula. The products were originally formulated to preserve the boots of American fire-fighters as conventional treatments were not effective due to the hot ash encountered in most fires. The preservative repels water, acids, petroleum, salt, chemicals, restores dry leather, resists mildew, premature cracking and is odourless after application. The leather oil is effective on dress boots, saddles, tack, garments, upholstery, etc. An interesting and most informative site. Website Obenauf's.

C. S. Osborne & Co:- 125 Jersey Street, Harrison, N.J. 07029, U.S.A. Tel: (973) 483-3232. Fax: (973) 484-3621 E-mail: cso@csosborne.com. For industrial hand tools, leather tools and upholstery tools. Since 1826, the Osborne family has dedicated itself to providing the very finest of industrial hand tools, leather working tools and upholstery tools.
 

Osborne's factory

Ably assisted by employees who average over ten years of service to the company, the seventh generation of the Osborne family still manages the firm and continues the tradition requiring strict adherence to the highest standards of quality and service. This dedication continues to put the best possible industrial tools in the hands of the professional. Please write, call or e-mail us for a catalogue of C. S. Osborne products. C. S. Osborne.

PeVeCette AS:- Sadolinsgade 126, Postbox 304, DK-5100 Odense C, Denmark. Tel: (+45) 66 14 04 22. Fax: (+45) 66 14 04 21. E-mail: pevecette@pevecette.dk. Open hours: Monday to Thursday 08.00 to 16.00 CET, Friday 08.00 to 15.00 CET. Saturday and Sunday closed. Artificial leathers for fashion and upholstery, from textile, non-woven and foam substrates. Also, direct and transfer coated textiles for insulation, footwear, anti-slip and incontinence products, aprons and industrial purposes. Website PeVeCette. In close cooperation with our sister company, Norsk Titanduk A/S, Industriveien 5, N-3080 Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway. Tel: (+47) 33 06 62 00. Fax: (+47) 33 05 13 88. E-mail: titanduk@titanduk.no. we are able to offer the total range of Titex and NX. Website Titanduk.

Randall Leather Machinery Corp:- 401 Irvine Street, Yoakum, TX 77995, USA. Tel: (USA) International: +361-293-7015 / 1-800-327-9420. Fax: 361-293-7817. Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 8.00am-5.00pm CT, Closed Saturday & Sunday. E-mail: info@campbell-randall.com. Contact: Jonathan Katz. The company founded in 1858 offers the entire range of industrial and manufacturing machinery for the leather industries. Ranging from strap cutters, skiving machines, clicking presses (hydraulic and hytronic) etc. Everything in fact for producing shoes and leathergoods. See thumbnail pictures on the site, which can be enlarged, showing all their machines.

banner dissplaying the products of Campbell-Randall

(Since 1882, Campbell Bosworth Machinery Company has produced some of the worlds strongest and longest lasting leather stitchers and leather machines. CBMC has continued to make technological advances in their manufacturing and service capabilities to better serve its customers. Randall Leather Machinery Corp (est. 1858) has also been an industry leader in American made leather machinery and reputable distributor of Europes finest leather machines. By combining resources, Campbell & Randall will be able to better serve its loyal customers.) Website Campbell-Randall.

F J Ratchford Limited:- Kennedy Way, Green Lane, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 2JX, UK. Tel: +44 (0)161-480-8484. Fax: +44 (0)161-480-3679. Hours of opening: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Email: info@fjratchford.co.uk. For over a century F. J. Ratchford Limited has been a significant name in covering materials. Founded in Manchester in 1889 by Frederick John Ratchford, they supply the finest materials which have covered many great works, and lesser known volumes, with the same detailed attention to quality and craftsmanship. In the mid 1970's they moved to a new site in Stockport which was built to their own specifications. The choice of position means they are now in a prime location linking them to the motorway network and to Manchester Airport, thus able to provide a better service to all UK and export customers.
 

founder of the Company, Frederick John Ratchford, 1889

Glynn Hughes, Norman Ratchford and John Ratchford in the 1970's

John Ratchford, Mrs. W. M. Ratchford, Glynn Hughes & Fudge the dog 1976

Norman Ashton Ratchford

Hanna Ratchford

Frederick John Ratchford
1889

Glynn Hughes, Norman Ratchford
& John Ratchford 1970's

John Ratchford, Mrs. W. M. Ratchford,
Glynn Hughes & Fudge 1976

Norman Ashton
Ratchford

Hanna Ratchford
 

Their range range of products covers the full requirements of most book binders, extending further than Rexine Leathercloth. See Here. They can now supply over 40 stock shades in their Heritage Library Buckram (width 1070 mm), more than meeting the requirements of most library binders. Facilities are available for matching special shades. Further information can be obtained from their sales office. In addition to processing bulk orders and supplying large trade binders, they offer a collection and postal service for the hand binder who requires smaller quantities. A comprehensive range of binding accessories is available including threads, tapes, glue, leather, brushes, etc, also fully reconditioned book binding equipment. Website Ratchford.

Richmond Hides Ltd:- 103 Washway Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 7TY, UK. Tel: +44 161 969 5626. Fax: +44 161 969 5621. E-mail: office@richmondhides.com. Founded in 1997 with many years experience with hides, skins and leather. Richmond Hides Ltd has grown by supplying quality goods with the service that their customers require to run their business effectively. Taking only the best, regular sources of raw materials ensures customer satisfaction and helps maintain the good relationship built up over time. Take a look at their raw materials and products or contact them for any information you require. Website Richmond Hides.

Samco Strong Ltd. (Machinery & Press Knives):- Warren Park Way, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4ZW. UK. Tel: +44 (0) 116 286 2840. Fax: +44 (0) 116 284 7600. Mr Roger Earl - Managing Director, Mr David Evans - Sales And Marketing Director. E-mail: contact@samcostrong.co.uk. This company supplies Cutting Presses and other types of machinery to all the Leather Industries, they also operate a fast and reliable Press Knife service. They can produce a press knife to cut any shape or pattern. Website Samco Strong

Sea Leather Wear:- c/o Calgary Ecommerce Services, 210 86th Avenue SE, Unit 86, Calgary, Alberta T2H 1N6, Canada. Tel: 403 689 4701. E-mail: customerservice@sealeatherwear.com. This is a Canadian company and the agent of a fish leather manufacturer, carefully selecting, processing and transforming a variety of fish skins into unique and exotic leather. This leather can be dyed in a variety of colours, and is available in suede and glazed finishes. The glazed leather is scratch and stain resistant, water repellent and never needs polishing. These revolutionary exotic leather skins offer a unique texture, and a distinctive scale pattern. (Click for samples Sea Leather Wear)

large suede salmon, perch and carp

large glazed salmon, perch and carp

large suede:- salmon, perch, carp large glazed:- salmon, perch, carp

This fish leather is processed from the finest quality skins of non-endangered fish species including carp, pacific salmon, bass, sturgeon, shark, catfish, salmon and Nile perch. Fish skin leather has been under development for over 20 years. The tanning process ensures odourless products and prevents stiffness. Sample packets is their method of introducing their product to you. As most of their inventory is not sorted or counted by colours, they offer stocklots, by texture, colour selection, or species, which are discounted from their regular skin pricing. (see also, Fish skin tanning and Fish skin) Website Sea Leather Wear.

Shin Her Mian Enterprises Co. Ltd. (Textiles and Materials):- 8F-2, No.293-2, Chung Shan Road, SEC 1, Panchiao, Taipei, Taiwan. Tel: 886-2-29543898-9 or 886-2-29582221. Fax: 886-2-29585555. E-mail: shm@shm.com.tw. Contact: Wilson Chou (manager). A large, reliable manufacturer and supplier of textiles. Materials available: knitted suede, micro polar fleece, furniture fabrics, etc. They will produce fabrics to customer's own designs. They use advanced technology and equipment to produce their highly fashionable fabrics. Website http://www.shm.com.tw.

Somac Threads:- Unit 2, Brymau, 4 River Lane, Saltney, Nr Chester. CH4 8RF, UK. Tel: +44 (01244) 680506. Fax: +44 (01244) 680202. E-mail: sales@somac.co.uk. As a family-run business with nearly thirty year's experience of supplying threads and accessories, they uphold traditional values that deliver high quality products and service. Established in 1979, Somac Threads has been supplying sewing thread to a wide variety of industries.

samples of the Somac threads

In numerous cases these threads have been designed for specific needs, so providing complete sewing solutions for many applications, these include mattresses, upholstery, quilting, safety harnesses, embroidery and many others. This company is one of the largest thread suppliers to the Textile & Leathergoods Industries both in the UK and worldwide. A vast range of sewing-machine threads are available in nylon, polyester, linen, etc. For hand-stitching (leathergoods and saddlery) coloured linen threads are available.  Website Somac Threads. Also Online Shop Website Somac Shop

Stadex Industries (Adhesives):- Coed Aben Road, Wrexham Industrial, Estate, Wrexham, Clwyd LL13 9UL, UK. Tel: 01978 660266. Fax: 01978 660316. Suppliers of PVA Adhesives. They are extremely helpful and provide a prompt delivery service. They will supply large or small drums of adhesive.

Standing Bears Trading Post. (Fittings and Tools):- 7624 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, Ca. 91335, USA. Tel: 818 342-9120. E-mail: Inquiry@sbearstradingpost.com. They are authorized sales centres for Tandy Leather Factory, LF Tandy, Hide Crafter Leathercraft and other major leather and Native American suppliers. You can purchase any of the leathercraft supplies, native craft supplies and other items you find in any of their catalogues through them. In an attempt to supply quality leathercraft supplies they have contacted many different leathercraft companies as well as Native craft suppliers to add to their sources for leathercraft and Native American craft supplies. Because they are authorized distributors for many different suppliers, items listed on the website are items they get from these leathercrafting and Native Crafts suppliers and may not be stocked in their store at all times. Website Standing Bears Trading Post.

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