salt hide

1) If untanned hides had to be transported over a long distance they were soaked in brine to save them from decay.

1465 3 salthydes - from Dysart in Fife to Hull

1476 saylinge oute of Scotland with his merchaundise ther bought … salt hides to the nombre of iiijc lxx, York. In the Act of 1535, by which the king sought to ensure that customs dues were paid on all exported leather, certificates had to be obtained for the movement of salt or untanned hides … or any leather called backs or sole leather.

places York
dates 1465 1476 1535

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