Anderson Originals and Fancy Kitty Products are pleased to share our efficient, middle sized drum carder... the Little Tom manual cottage industry drum carder.

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The Little Tom is a manually operated drum carder using the same 8.5" wide x 38" circumference swift, licker, feed tray, and tung oil finish as the Fancy Kitty Big Tom.

Little Tom Drum Carder

The frame is 5.5" tall and the total height of the Little Tom is 12.5". The length is the same as the powered dual motor “Big Tom” at 22.5" long.

This carder comes standard with a brush attachment and has an optional single-motor motorization Kit that is functionally the same as the "Kitten" motorization kit.

The Little Tom has the same 4 to 1 feed to card ratio as the “Kitten”. No clamps required, and you can card in the middle of a table. It is constructed with 3/4" solid American red oak & has a gorgeous Tung Oil finish. It is 22.5" long, 12" wide, and 12.5" tall, weighing 21 pounds.

The Little Tom features a 8.5" wide, 12" tall swift equipped with 120 tpi carding cloth standard, which will create a batt 38" long. The Licker-in is equipped with 90 tpi carding cloth. Both axles run in sealed ball bearings for super smooth & maintenance free operation.

Carder Tools

All "Tom" carders come with a thorough instruction manual, an 8x3" burnishing brush, doffer hook, and several other helpful tools as pictured above.

We offer an auxiliary drum assembly that can be changed by removing and reinstalling the four swift adjusting screws. It is an option available in the following available cloth densities: 54, 72, 90, 120, 190 tpi. This means you can card any type fiber with ONE drum carder.

Still not convinced? Take one for a test drive.

All our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you may return any item within 14 days of receipt in new condition, in the original box & packing for a full refund less shipping.

You are purchasing from someone that been working and turning wood for 50 years, having sold pieces to universities, galleries, museums, and individuals in all fifty states and more than thirty eight countries around the world.

We offer a one year warranty on cloth, motors, and belts and lifetime limited warranty on all hard parts and workmanship to the original buyer, as well as parts and repair to anyone.

Motor Kit Option

Little Tom with Motor Kit

The carder's optional motor kit will accept voltages of 90v-270v, 50 or 60Hz, but will require a plug adaptor to change the plug from the North American style to the European style electrical plug. Carder will operate from 12v DC with a very slight modification and pull less than 100 watts at maximum speed.

Motor Kit - Free install when purchased with carder...$389.95 (plus $29.95 shipping, or only $10 shipping if purchased with carder)

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Auxiliary Swift Option

Auxiliary Swift

As shown above, it consists of the Swift drum with the cloth of your choice - 54, 72, 90, or 190 points per square inch - the axle, sealed axle bearings, adjustment slides, and pulley. It will fit any Fancy Kitty Little Tom drum carder. So if you have need of different carding cloth for different fiber types, this is your answer.

You no longer need to purchase two different drum carders for different fiber types, just purchase a secondary swift assembly with the cloth you require. Remove the four swift adjusting screws, lift off the existing swift and replace it with the auxiliary swift, replace the four swift adjusting screws, adjust the swift to the licker-in, and you are ready to card.

Auxiliary Swift...$399.95 (plus $29.95 shipping)

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Auxiliary Licker-In Option

Auxiliary Licker-In

As shown above, it consists of the Licker-in drum with the cloth of your choice - 54, 72, 90, or 190 points per square inch - the axle, sealed axle bearings, adjustment slides, and pulley. It will fit any Fancy Kitty Little Tom drum carder.

Auxiliary Licker-In...$139.95 (plus $12.95 shipping)

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Carder Covers

Carder Cover

Protect your carder when it's not in use! This Carder Cover is made with 10 oz. organic 100% cotton duck cloth in its natural color. It's lined with 100% cotton prairie cloth in tea dyed colors. The fabric is preshrunk so the fit will stay true through washing. Each carder cover is made to fit your specific variety of Fancy Kitty carder. They'll slide on easily and keep it snug to protect against scratches, dust, and other household hazards.

Our Little Tom Carder Cover costs $44.95! Check back in a few days to purchase.

Purchase and Shipping

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Purchase a Little Tom drum carder...$659.95 (plus $39.95 shipping)

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All shipping costs are for domestic shipping via UPS ground only. International customers, please contact us for a shipping cost. If you make a purchase here via PayPal as an international customer we will send you a PayPal invoice for the difference between the domestic and international amount.

International shipping is via USPS International Priority Mail. Shipping time to most locations is 5 to 7 days barring any hold up in duties/customs.

Typical international shipping charges (Please contact us for shipping cost to be sure):

Europe - $100
Canada - $70
Australia - $160
New Zealand - $170