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Stencil - LOCKS

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

Wool bale export stencil - LOCKS
153 x 419 mm
Object Registration
wool - transportation, wool sales, wool class, wool classers
Historical information
This stencil was used as a wool classification stamp for the transportation of wool bales. Locks is a term used to describe very short wool cut from the fleece by shearers. Either short wool from around the points or second cuts caused when shearers lift the hand piece off the skin and then shear the short fibres left on the skin to tidy up. Classification stamps like these had to be approved by a Wool Classier and described the quality of wool inside the bale.
Inscriptions & Markings
Last updated
27 Jun 2020 at 2:58PM