Sheep Shears

Sheep were often raised for their wool. In order to get the wool from the sheep, the farmer uses shears like these to carefully cut the wool fleece away from the sheep’s skin. The wool can then be washed, carded, and spun into yarn.

Bibliographic Information:

Sheep Shears, 1875-1920, metal, L: 12″ x W: 3.” The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, New York, F0065.1984.