This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Dogskin. A term applied for the purpose of deception to a variety of sheepskin leather. It is somewhat thicker than the leather of which kid gloves are made, and is used for gloves for men's wear, driving gloves, etc. [See Gloves].