Collection Spotlight - Chase Splitter Machine
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Chase splitter machine. Splitting is the process of thinning or dividing hides of leather into two or more layers in order to get the leather into a workable thickness. A splitting machine (like this one) allows the worker to use the same hide throughout the project, creating fully uniform pieces with similar colors and textures.
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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.