Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with no external stickers. Protective plastic covering. Partial date due slip on inside page. Minor wear to page foredges.
This is a book about sheep shearing in the golden age of wool in the years 1860-1890. It covers the tradition and craft of the blade shearer and the introduction of the sheep shearing machines from the earliest patent in 1868 to the successful introduction of the Wolseley machine into woolsheds in 1888.
It includes background materials in sheep stations, woolsheds, wool washing, inventions and the conditions in woolsheds and the rise of the unions in 1886. (Trove)