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Placing sorted woollen rags in a grinding machine called a Devil. The reclaimed wool was mixed in varying proportions of new wool and made into Shoddy. A slightly superior cloth was made by much the same process. This was called Mungo, and was made from tailors' clippings rather than worn cloth. From 'Great Industries of Great Britain' (London, c1880). Engraving.

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Placing sorted woollen rags in a grinding machine called a Devil. The reclaimed wool was mixed in varying proportions of new wool and made into Shoddy. A slightly superior cloth was made by much the same process. This was called Mungo, and was made from tailors' clippings rather than worn cloth. From 'Great Industries of Great Britain' (London, c1880).  Engraving.