Our region is replete with items used to process fibre from the 1940’s and 1950’s.  Sometimes these come up for sale.  A friend emailed me and informed me of a carder that had come available locally.  This carder was used to make new wool bats for quilts.  The owner said she would rework their quilts every six or seven years on the farm, taking them apart, washing them, and adding new wool.

Carders disentangle cleaned wool.  This carder is in great shape, has clamps to anchour it to a table, and even a way to adjust the belt tension.  It came with eleven bags of skirted and washed wool which weighs 30#.  The entire price was $300CDN.