Carding Machine, 1850-1880

Summary

For much of the nineteenth century, the American textile industry was at the forefront of processing and precision machine technology. Carding is a crucial step in the processing of raw cotton or wool; machines like this were used singly in tiny rural mills or in multiple in the largest textile factories.

For much of the nineteenth century, the American textile industry was at the forefront of processing and precision machine technology. Carding is a crucial step in the processing of raw cotton or wool; machines like this were used singly in tiny rural mills or in multiple in the largest textile factories.

Artifact

Carding machine

Date Made

1850-1880

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Gunsolly Carding Mill (Plymouth)

Object ID

30.1544.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Wood (Plant material)

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