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Billiard Cloth
Date: 1931
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Dimensions: 68 x 50 cm (26 3/4 x 19 11/16 in.)
Medium: card, wool
Made in: Britain, Leeds
Description: Cream museum exhibit card from the Department of Colour Chemistry, displaying 7 annotated samples showing the stages of preparation of billiard cloth, with a 3 month period of manufacture from wool blending. Samples are glued to apertures. 1. Cloth in the grease; 2. Scoured; 3. Milled; 4. Carbonised, crabbed, raised and potted; 5. Brushed, steamed, cropped, raised, potted, dried, brushed, steamed and cropped; 6. Potted 4 to 6 times and tentered; 7. Brushed, steamed, cropped, dyed, tentered, brushed, steamed, cropped, hydraulic pressed hot, perched and rolled. Exhibit card from original box entitled '(1) West of England Cloths (2) Miscellaneous'
Inv. No.: 2011.102

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