Wool Standards Sample, 1946: Grades 64, 70, and 80

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Title

Wool Standards Sample, 1946: Grades 64, 70, and 80

Subject

Wool Grades & Classing: Global Wool Trade

Description

Samples from the US Quartermasters ‘Official Standards Box’. 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 finer grades.

Source

US Quartermasters Museum, Ft Lee, Virginia.

Date

1946

Format

Colour photograph.

Citation

“Wool Standards Sample, 1946: Grades 64, 70, and 80,” Fabric of War, accessed December 6, 2022, https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/items/show/13.

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