Exploring the Moser Leather Company

Moser Leather Company

The Moser Leather Company manufactured high-grade leather for harnesses and collar manufacturers before expanding into wholesale leather in New Albany, Indiana.

The Moser Leather Company manufactured high-grade leather for harnesses and collar manufacturers before expanding into wholesale leather in New Albany, Indiana. At the height of operations, Moser was one of five tanneries in the region, attracted to the area in part due to the abundance of native chestnut trees. Chestnut trees produce a natural tannin in the tree bark and nuts that are used in all-natural vegetative tanning processes.

The company ceased operations in 2002 over declining sales.

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4 Comments

  1. They killed cows (obviously) and the thing is the caucuses were no disposed of correctly. They were thrown in the loop island wetlands (huge pond behind the building) and the water eventually turned red for the longest. And that’s how loop island got the name blood pond.. I live next to the old moser. and old new Albany residents will tell you the same story

  2. They killed cows and threw the carcuses in the loop island wetlands and the water eventually turned red for the longest. And that’s how loop island got the name blood pond.. I live next to the old moser and old new Albany residents will tell you the same story

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