Cards for wool

Object Number: 
1964.38ab
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 )
Marks: 
stamped: on the back of each panel: "PLINY EARLE & BROTHERS/LEICESTER, MASSACHUSETTS/No. 6/COTTON"
Description: 
Two rectangular wooden panels with handles; inner surface of each flat panel is covered with a dense field of small bent wires held by a leather backing.
Gallery Label: 
The carding process is one step in the preparation of fibers such as cotton for spinning.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lizette MacGregor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group