card stock

1) Tools for cloth-making.

In 1562, the inventory of a Kendal cloth-dresser listed the following items: chayres, stolles, and cardstocks iijs. Stockcards and hande cards iijs iiijd. The cards were used in pairs and the ‘stock’ may have been a bench or a solid piece of wood to which one of the cards was attached.

places Kendal
dates 1562

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