Blouse with Utility mark label

Front view of a blouse showing the colourful fabric. Front view of a blouse showing the faux buttons over the popper fasteners. Side view of a blouse showing the 3/4 length sleeves. Rear view of a blouse showing the longer length of the back. Side view of a blouse showing the 3/4 length sleeves. Close view of a blouse showing the pattern of the fabric.
Front view of a blouse showing the colourful fabric. Front view of a blouse showing the faux buttons over the popper fasteners. Side view of a blouse showing the 3/4 length sleeves. Rear view of a blouse showing the longer length of the back. Side view of a blouse showing the 3/4 length sleeves. Close view of a blouse showing the pattern of the fabric.

Description

A Utility mark labelled blouse with three-quarter length sleeves, popper front fasteners beneath five false buttons, simulated belt and shoulder pads. The printed label states CC41 1051/2, the four-figure number denoting the material rayon (numbers 1000-1206) and the 2 indicating that the blouse was originally sold as part of a two piece set. Likely dating to 1942 onwards, it was factory made for sale in a shop, although the manufacturer's label is missing. The fabric is a multi-coloured print based on the traditional paisley design, the busy pattern could be easily joined together without matching up, reducing material wasteage. One of the shoulder pads has a completely different material patch on the underside. Size 44.

Inscriptions

printed: "CC41 1051/2" (label)

Object number

AIBDC : 000824

Date

1942 - 1952 (circa)

Method

fibre
thread
fabric
construction