It is often desirable to know the loss occasioned by shrink age in handling and holding wool under varying conditions. With this end in view, as well as to make a comparison of different methods of storing wool, twenty-four fleeces, divided into four lots, were stored by three different methods and weighed periodically (generally monthly) for a year. Three lots of the wool were from high grade Shropshire sheep, clipped from between the 14th and 18th of April, 1892.
One lot, consisting of five fleeces was weighed, fleeces separately, and packed in a dry clean box just large enough to contain the wool conveniently and a close fitting cover nailed on.
Curtiss, C. F.
"Shrinkage of wool,"
Bulletin: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
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