Wool Standards Sample, 1946: Grades 36 and 44

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Title

Wool Standards Sample, 1946: Grades 36 and 44

Subject

Wool Grades & Classing; Global Wool Trade

Description

The 1926 standards distinguished 12 grades of wool by fiber diameter. By 1968 the U.S. classification had 16 grades, from Finer than grade 80s, down to Coarser than grade 36. This group of three samples shows the coarser, long staple grades. Notice that the one marked “36” is also labeled “Braid”. This suggests that this type of wool was best suited to manufacturing durable upholstery and garment trimmings, such as braids or cords.

Date

1946

Format

Colour photograph

Citation

“Wool Standards Sample, 1946: Grades 36 and 44,” Fabric of War, accessed December 6, 2022, https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/items/show/10.

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