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A fleece of wool

(Q: You could go through it for us?)
“Could I? Well, if you wish me to, but there you’ve got a fleece of wool as I say, you think it’s a piece of wool, but it’s composed of so many components. There’s only a certain percentage clean wool, clean scoured wool – that’s wheat I as a buyer am wanting. And when I tell you that the yield of that fleece depending on where it’s grown, breed, what part of the world, and particularly what sort of soil there is in it. Whether it’s sea-sand, or gravel you know – dust or anything volcanic, but many things, anywhere in the world, because wool comes to Bradford from all over the world.
Source A wool sorter describes his work in the 1920s.
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