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Old 31st July 2020, 12:07 PM
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Younger members would think that Scrim, Mungo and Shoddy were a firm of dodgy solicitors, and wouldn't remember the 'Rag and Bone' man. I thought shoddy came from cotton and mungo from wool waste. It was cotton shoddy that was used in some engine sheds.
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Old 31st July 2020, 01:35 PM
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'Shoddy' is a thing of the past. Most cotton waste is not recycled, and what is goes abroad. Cotton felt can still be obtained but can leave a lot of bits ( but so could shoddy ). Cotton felt can also contain wool. For cleaning, rather than polishing, I have used 'mutton cloth' - my family were butchers and sold imported lamb wrapped in ' mutton cloth'. There are sellers of these alternatives on Ebay.
Iíll second Cliveís use of mutton cloth, itís a very efficient material if folded at first and opened out during cleaning.

I do recall someone from Keighley and Worth Valley Railway telling me it could still be purchased. I will ask the question when Iím next in contact with them.
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I saw Mutton Cloth on the shelf today at Galleywood Motor Spares
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There is lots of Mutton cloth on Ebay.
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But to return to the original question , where can we get reasonable quantities of cotton waste , the real stuff , at a reasonable price , because there is nothing like it for cleaning and wiping and soaking up all the muck on an engine .
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But to return to the original question , where can we get reasonable quantities of cotton waste , the real stuff , at a reasonable price , because there is nothing like it for cleaning and wiping and soaking up all the muck on an engine .
I have sent off several e mails to the companies advertised on the Europages. Only one reply From a firm in Ireland so far which was negative.

Are there any working cotton mills in the UK as the term cotton waste is exactly that I believe it is the sweepings off the floor. Most of the advertiser were cotton recyclers so tbh cotton waste to them is shredded clothing I suspect
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This company do what i would call Waste, still priced as a luxury product compared to times past though !.

It's under "Polishing Rag Wipers"


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This company do what i would call Waste, still priced as a luxury product compared to times past though !.

It's under "Polishing Rag Wipers"


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Still not the right stuff , that is just a fankle of threads . The stuff which I am thinking of was a mix of thread and flock , bleached .
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