Keys to the Past

Glossary

Carding mill

A place where wool is passed through cards, hand held wooden cards or of a machine, with protruding nails. This rids the wool of any muck or dirt. The name comes from the Latin for the Thistle family - Carduus. The first widespread machine to carry the process out was that of Richard Arkwright (1732-1792AD) that he patented in 1775AD.

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