Official standards of the United States for grades of wool 1946

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Title

Official standards of the United States for grades of wool 1946

Subject

Wool Grades & Classing: Global Wool Trade

Description

Wool Standards Box, 1946: US Department of Agriculture. Notice inside the cover of a large box that included Wool Grades 36&44, 56-60 and 64-80. Box top with signed certificate of standards, verifying samples of raw wool.
A sheep’s fleece could be graded into many qualities of wool fibers. Fibre diameter (fineness) was an important factor in what products the wool could be used to manufacture, and in its price. Standards boxes ensured that wool grades were clear to both sellers and buyers.

Source

U.S. Army Quartermaster’s Museum

Date

1946

Citation

“Official standards of the United States for grades of wool 1946,” Fabric of War, accessed December 6, 2022, https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/items/show/16.

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