This pair of cotton carders from the mid to late 19th century was made by the L.S. Watson Mfg. Co. Leicester, Mass. which began in 1842. Amos Whittemore was granted a patent in 1797. The label on the outside states: The only genuine old Whittemore patent Improved No A 10 Cotton L. S. Watson & Co. Leicester, Mass. The wording is very clear and easy to read. Stamped on one of the leather pieces holding wire brush is: Trade Mark Widow Whittemore’s No 10 Cotton improved set Warranted. There is still some cotton entangled in the metal teeth that are attached to the piece of leather that is tacked to the wood. The handles are securely attached. Each paddle is 10 5/8" x 4 1/2" not including the handle which is 4 ½" long. There are some small splits in the wood on one of the paddles.
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