S05 The Presser
Working the press
In the old box presses, cables were used to drag a heavy board, known as the ‘monkey’ down to compress the wool. The two boxes were filled with the same line of wool (fleeces with closely matching characteristics) then set… Continue Reading →
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How does it work?
The Presser’s aim has always been to pack as much wool as possible into the space occupied by a bale, as space, rather than weight, is the limiting factor in transport. In the early days, the woolpack was hung in… Continue Reading →
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