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Donald Munro Wool Puller

Donald Munro Wool Puller


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File:Stamp Canada 1900



Brice McNeely’s tannery is one of the oldest in this part of the country. The proprietor manufactures leather of various kinds and is one of our substantial steady and increasingly prosperous men, with considerable real estate. John F. Cram, whose large wool-pulling establishment is well known in this section, manipulates a vast amount of sheep pelts in a year, his premises being one of the most extensive in Eastern Ontario. He also manufactures russet leather.

Donald Munro, having severed connection with the other large wool-pulling establishment in which he was a partner and started in the same business on his own account, has by untiring perseverance and good equipment worked up a remunerative business.

So what was a wool puller?

Job Description:

1) Removes wool from sheep pelts and sorts wool into bins: Holds pelt against angled table and pulls wool from pelt.

2) Examines and grades wool according to color, texture, and length.

3) Places wool in designated containers.

4) Scrapes remaining wool from pelt, using scraping stick.

5) Cuts off brand marks and wool around head and feet with shears.

6) Places stripped pelts on racks or truck.

7) May grade pelts before pulling.





Clipped from Democrat and Chronicle,  02 Feb 1874, Mon,  Page 4



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  02 Nov 1937, Tue,  Page 3


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