A pair of full fashioned nylon stockings, circa 1940s, with CC41 Utility mark, cuban heel, size 9.5 and in original packaging. Unworn condition. Full fashioned stockings are knitted flat and then the two sides are sewn together forming the seam. Nylon became available to the British hosiery industry after the Second World War with the first Aristoc 'nylons' appearing in 1947. The CC41 Utility logo was devised by the Board of Trade to denote best value, reliable goods that met the government's austerity regulations, and appeared on footwear, furniture, textiles and clothing from 1941 to 1952. The polyamide threads in these nylons were made by the extrusion process.