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Man, woman & small boy working wheel for combing long staple wool into slivers for worsted manufacture. Substitution of wheel for hand combing meant more of fleece could be used. Cheaper and coarser form of worsted resulted. Wood engraving c1845.

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Man, woman & small boy working wheel for combing long staple wool into slivers for worsted manufacture. Substitution of wheel for hand combing meant more of fleece could be used. Cheaper and coarser form of worsted resulted. Wood engraving c1845.