Pair of carding combs

Pair of wooden carding combs with metal bristles used to `card out` sheeps wool into fine strands, ready for spinning into yarn. Given to John Morton Boyd, Balephuil, by Mrs Chrissie MacArthur and Miss Flora Campbell (Flòraidh a` Bhàird), Balemartine, on 9th July 1973. Includes a handwritten note by Morton Boyd about the combs.


Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Main Store West: archive box 87
Current Location: normal location

1 thought on “2013.164.1

  1. Jacqui Bennett

    Hand carders are used to “card” the fibres and roll into “rolags” to then be spun into yarn.


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