Wool Yarn Process Sample; Washed wool; Pacific Mills; 1884

Wool Yarn Process Sample; Washed wool; Pacific Mills; 1884

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Bundle of washed wool fibers, 1/4 blood Common wool. Ohio and Pennsylvania. Part of a large gift in 1884 by Pacific Mills, illustrating the manufacture of worsted and cotton goods.
Several of the other process samples in this acquisition became infested with carpet beetles and were destroyed in 1998.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fiber sample
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 7/8 in x 12 in x 12 1/2 in; 7.3025 cm x 30.48 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
TE.E186609.000
catalog number
E186609
accession number
15229
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object