Roving, Wool Yarn Process Sample; Harris Woolen Co.; 1884


Carded wool roving; Wool yarn process sample. The Harris Woolen Company operated in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, listing the firm as manufacturing "Fancy Cassimeres". The firm donated samples of their products, including fabrics of worsted wool, wool and silk, and wool (not worsted). An unknown number of these samples were destroyed in 1913, possibly due to pest infestation.

Date Made: 1884

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Rhode Island, Woonsocket

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Credit Line: Gift of the Harris Woolen Company, 1884

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.E186697.000Catalog Number: E186697Accession Number: 15414

Object Name: wool samplefiber sampleObject Type: fiber

Physical Description: wool (overall material)carded (overall production method/technique)finishing roving (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 7/8 in x 22 1/2 in x 28 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 57.15 cm x 71.755 cm


Record Id: nmah_648918

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