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

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

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
wool sample
fiber sample
Object Type
fiber
date made
1884
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Woonsocket
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
ID Number
TE.E186697.000
catalog number
E186697
accession number
15414
Credit Line
Gift of the Harris Woolen Company, 1884
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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