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Bustle

ca.1885 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bustle made from four tape covered steel bands, curved and held in tension by a spring at the corner and a pin through an eyelet at the other. The waistband is of tape and extends into two tying tapes. There is a tape eyelet rivetted down the centre back. The purpose of the eyelets through the vertical side steeds is obscure.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen covered steel
Brief Description
Linen covered wire bustle, England, ca.1885
Physical Description
Bustle made from four tape covered steel bands, curved and held in tension by a spring at the corner and a pin through an eyelet at the other. The waistband is of tape and extends into two tying tapes. There is a tape eyelet rivetted down the centre back. The purpose of the eyelets through the vertical side steeds is obscure.
Marks and Inscriptions
'Kompress' (is marked on the right side waist)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr E. W. Mynott
Collection
Accession Number
T.64-1980

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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