wool box, fleece, construciton instructions
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Wool, to sell to the best advantage on the market, must be presented so as to make a neat attractive appearance and show the quality and condition of each fleece. The manner in which a fleece is rolled or tied often has a direct bearing on the sale price of the wool. Every fleece should be rolled or folded with the flesh side out, and tied securely with a suitable twine as soon as it is taken from the sheep so the wool will not break apart when handled. A fleece or wool typing box will prove a very valuable piece of equipment in preparing the wool from the average farm flock for market. By its use each fleece can be tied securely into a neat compact bundle without the use of an excessive amount of string. A box of the type shown in the diagrams has proved very serviceable and is relatively inexpensive.
Wright, Turner, "Making a Wool Box" (1923). SDSU Extension Circulars. 186.