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c.1947 (made)
Place of origin

Man's jock strap, knitted wool and surgical elastic.

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Object details

Object type
TitleBub (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
wool and elastic knit
Brief description
Man's jockstrap, elastic and wool. "Bub" Duribilknit, New York, c.1947
Physical description
Man's jock strap, knitted wool and surgical elastic.
  • Waist circumference: 42cm
  • Length: 30cm
Credit line
Given by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Drexel Biddle III
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Record createdJune 24, 2016
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