Wool and Manufactures of Wool: Special Report Relating to the Imports and Exports of Wool and Its Manufactures in the United States and the Principal Foreign Countries; Also Its Production, Consumption, and Manufacture; Also the Tariff Duties Imposed on the Imports of Wool and the Manufactures of Wool, from 1789 to the Present Time, Etc., Etc., Etc

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1887 - 231 páginas

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Página 18 - Class one, that is to say, merino, mestiza, metz, or metis wools, or other wools of Merino blood, immediate or remote, Down clothing wools, and wools of like character...
Página 18 - Class two, that is to say, Leicester, Cotswold, Lincolnshire, Down combing wools, Canada long wools, or other like combing wools of English blood, and usually known by the terms herein used, and also hair of the camel, goat, alpaca, and other like animals.
Página 94 - Clothing. skirts and skirting, and goods of similar description, or used for like purposes, composed wholly or in part of wool, worsted, the hair of the alpaca, goat or other like animals, made up or manufactured wholly or in part by the tailor, seamstress or manufacturer, except knit goods, fifty cents per pound, and in addition thereto, forty per centum ad valorem.
Página 219 - ... made up or manufactured, wholly or in part, by the tailor, seamstress, or manufacturer, and not otherwise provided for in this Act, fifty per centum ad valorem...
Página 18 - Russian camel's hair, and including all such wools of like character as have been heretofore usually imported into the United States from Turkey, Greece. Egypt. Syria, and elsewhere, excepting improved wools hereinafter provided tor.
Página 66 - ... buttons of other forms, for tassels or ornaments, wrought by hand or braided by machinery...
Página 138 - On cloths, knit fabrics, and all manufactures of every description made wholly or in part of wool, not specially provided for in this Act...
Página xix - Sometimes, however, the fleece has a dingy brown color, called a winter stain, which is a sure indication that the wool is not in a thoroughly sound state. Such fleeces are carefully thrown out by the , wool-sorter, being suitable only for goods that are to be dyed black. The fineness of heavy combing wool is not of so much consequence as its other qualities. We have already spoken, in the article Sheep, of the deterioration of British wool from the raising of fine mutton. The better the meat, the...
Página xviii - Short wool is used in the cloth manufacture, and is, therefore, frequently called clothing wool. It may vary in length from one to three or four inches : if it be longer, it requires to be cut or broken to prepare it for the manufacture. In clothing wool, the color of the fleece should always approach as much as possible to the purest white ; because such wool is not only necessary for cloths dressed white, but for all cloths that are to be dyed bright colors, for which a clear white ground is required...
Página xvii - Saxon wool is generally softer than the Spanish. Hard wools are all defective in felting properties. The felting property of wool is known to every one. The process of hatmaking, for example, depends entirely upon it. The wool of which hats are made is neither spun nor woven ; but locks of it, being thoroughly intermixed and compressed in warm water, cohere, and form a solid, tenacious substance. Whole tribes use felted wool for cloth.

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