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Drum carder

From the Collection of National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria

Description
Small drum carder, natural wood colour. Rectangular base with two sides, the right side has a handle with which to rotate the carding rolls. The left side has four cogs (one large, three small) joined with a green rubber band. There are two carding rolls, one large, one small, both are an orange/red colour and covered in steel.wire bristles. There is a hand-written tag tied to the handle.
Size
21cm H x 44cm L x 42cm W
Object Registration
7596
Keywords
wool, carding
Historical information
Made by Ashwood in New Zealand, possibly in the 1990s. Ashwood would make and sell various wool-related machines (carders, weavers, spinning wheels, etc) as kits which the purchaser would then assemble.
When Made
1990s
Inscriptions & Markings
ASHWOOD/ MADE IN NEW ZEALAND
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM