A pair of women's fully fashioned rayon stockings made by Berkshire, USA. The stockings have a reinforced foot and toe and are seamed along the side of the foot, the heel and the back of the leg. They are off white in colour and one stocking has the Berkshire Stockings logo at the toe and Berkshire Bemberg printed on the heel. Berkshire pioneered the use of rayon in the production of women's fully fashioned hoisery in 1924 and the word Bemberg was the trademark of this durable high quality synthetic yarn. Rayon is a semi-synthetic fibre derived from a soluble cellulose fibre compound which is forced through a spinneret to produce filaments which are chemically solidified, resulting in synthetic fibers of a near silk-like quality.
printed: "Berkshire stockings. Berkshire Bemberg" (toe and heel)
AIBDC : 007079