Date: 1810-1830

Location: New England

Artist: Unknown

Materials: Wood, cast iron, wrought iron, leather

Measurements: H: 56"; W: 62"; L: 139"; W (cylinders): 29"

Batt carding machine. This all-belt-driven single breaker batt card has two pairs of workers and strippers and prepares wool into batting for filling quilts, padding clothing, etc. The machine is mostly wood (although the axles and journals are all lathe-turned wrought iron. The spokes of the main cylinder are cast iron. Adjustment nuts and bolts and other iron fittings are blacksmith-made. Acquired with the “Hapgood” (Hamlin) carding mill, from South Waterford, ME.

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