National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia- mNACTEC

The sorting table

<p>Sorting table, first quarter of the 20th century</p>

Sorting table, first quarter of the 20th century

The first operation the wool fibres had to undergo was sorting. Those responsible for sorting spread the fleeces out on the sorting table. The fleeces were freed of dirt, straw and other impurities and were classified according to the breed of sheep, the part of the body they came from, and the colour, length and fineness of the fibre.

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