Brettles knickers

Front view of a pair of knickers showing the ribbed legs and waist band. Rear view of a pair of knickers showing the ribbed legs and waist band. Close view of a pair of knickers showing the knitted fabric. Close view of a pair of knickers showingthe swing tag. Close view of a pair of knickers showingthe swing tag. Close view of a pair of knickers showing the sewn in label.
Front view of a pair of knickers showing the ribbed legs and waist band. Rear view of a pair of knickers showing the ribbed legs and waist band. Close view of a pair of knickers showing the knitted fabric. Close view of a pair of knickers showingthe swing tag. Close view of a pair of knickers showingthe swing tag. Close view of a pair of knickers showing the sewn in label.

Description

A pair of women's long leg, high waisted knickers made by Brettles, circa 1960s. They are of circular knitted construction with inset gusset, from a blend of wool and Bri-Nylon. The Brettles swing tag is still attached to the waist, and it has a woven sewn in label and sewn on paper price label, indicating that it was originally sold for 12/11 (twelve shillings and eleven pence).
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Inscriptions

printed: "Brettles WOOL and BRI-NYLON MADE IN ENGLAND WASHING HINTS - USE LUKEWARM WATER AND SOAP FLAKES. RINSE AND STRETCH INTO SHAPE. DO NOT IRON. " (swing tag)
woven: "Brettles WOOL & BRI-NYLON MADE IN ENGLAND. W" (Sewn in at waist)
hand written: "SB 1064 RG/- Grace W 12/11" (paper tag sewn to waist)

Object number

AIBDC : 008797

Date

1960 - 1969 (circa)

Country

Method

fabric
construction
Dimensions
Width
307mm
Length
544mm

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