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Sock

1890-1910 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Calf-length sock of machine knit black wool with sole and individual toes of beige wool
read Knitted underwear Whether socks or swimwear, long johns or leggings, knitting has been as important to what we put on under our clothes as to the clothes themselves. Some of the earliest knitted items were underwear and the growth of the machine-knitting industry was based on underwear's popularity. Even on...
read Corsets, crinolines and bustles: fashionable Victorian underwear
object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Machine knit wool
Brief Description
Menswear/womenswear, British, 1890-1910, Jaeger, black and beige wool toe sock
Physical Description
Calf-length sock of machine knit black wool with sole and individual toes of beige wool
Dimensions
  • Approx length: 486mm
  • Width: 125mm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Jane Waller
Collection
Accession Number
T.395:2-2001

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record createdSeptember 7, 2001
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