This section is from the book "School Sewing Based On Home Problems", by Ida Robinson Burton, Myron G. Burton. Also available from Amazon: School Sewing Based On Home Problems.
Paragraph 34. Ticking is a very strong cloth of excellent wearing qualities. As the name suggests, its principal use is for mattresses, pillows or various other ticking purposes. Most common width, 27". Usual price per yard, 15c.
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