Wool specimen, ordinary flock wool strong, breeder unknown, Adelaide hilly country, South Australia, 1909.
Ordinary flock wool specimen. There is pink tape tied around the middle of the specimen and a small oval tag attached to the tape.
This sample of wool was tested in June 2007 by the Interactive Wool Group. They used the OFDA2000 instrument for fleece testing. The following are the results for this specimen:
Microns: 20.9 microns (4.2 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 75mm
Mean fibre curvature: 117.9Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 97.5 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)
Text on the tag reads 'F8912 / Flock wool / Adelaide Hills' and on reverse 'No 9 / Young (illegible) / Young'.