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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1942-1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Twilfit (maker)
    Utility (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin, coutil, boning, metal and elastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Ian Chipperfield

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pink satin and elastic corset girdle, with coutil, boning elastic suspenders and gussets.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1942-1949 (made)


Twilfit (maker)
Utility (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Satin, coutil, boning, metal and elastic

Marks and inscriptions

'Twilfit Model 2012/50 Made in England by Leethems (Twilfit) Limited (No.20) Portsmouth, from the best materials and fitted with the best boning supports [four clubs] CC41 Type 7/X/9071'
Stamped on interior bone

Size tag


Length: 40 cm including suspenders, Width: 78 cm widest point on flat

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Satin and elastic corset girdle, made by Twilfit for Utility, England, 1942-1949

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail


Coutil; Metal; Elastic


Satin weave; Boned


Women's clothes; Underwear; Fashion

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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