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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1942-1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Avro (maker)
    Utility (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coutil, boning, metal, elastic and lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Ian Chipperfield

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Corset girdle of pink figured coutil, boned, with elastic suspenders, gussets, metal and back lacing.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1942-1949 (made)


Avro (maker)
Utility (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Coutil, boning, metal, elastic and lace

Marks and inscriptions

'6/X9094 Made in England CC41 23 Avro Reg'd Qual. E.87'
Stamped on interior bone

Original price pencilled onto corset


Length: 50 cm including suspenders, Width: 79 cm widest point on flat

Object history note

Old store stock donated to the Museum in 1998 by Mr Ian Chipperfield.

Descriptive line

Corset girdle of coutil, boned, with elastic suspenders, gussets and back lacing, made by Avro for Utility, England, 1942-1949

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Coutil; Metal; Elastic


Lace making; Boned


Underwear; Women's clothes; Fashion; Lace; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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