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Cards for wool

Cards for wool
Title
Cards for wool
Date 
ca. 1860-1890
Medium 
Wood, metal, leather
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 x 10 x 5/8 in. ( 22.9 x 25.4 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Two rectangular wooden panels with handles; inner surface of each panel is covered with a dense field of small bent wires held by a leather backing.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Lizette MacGregor
Object Number 
1964.38ab
Marks 
stamped: on the back of each panel: "FLINY EARLE & BROTHERS/LEICESTER, MASSACHUSETTS/No. 6/COTTON"
Gallery Label 
The carding process is one step in the preparation of fibers such as cotton for spinning.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group