Kit, 'Model-U Dress Form'; Model-U Dress Form Co; Mid 20th century; 2010.404
Kit, 'Model-U Dress Form'About this object
Model-U Dress Form kit; a small box containing the necessary equipment for making a customised dressmakers form. The kit includes an instruction booklet, gauze slip, a large amount of paper tape and a packet of shellac.
The model wears the gauze slip and the dampened paper tape is wound around her torso. As the tape hardens and is cut from the model's body, a customised dressmakers form is created.
Manufactured in Auckland by the Model-U Dress Form Co.
Mid 20th centuryPlace Made
processed material, paper; processed material, paper, cardboard; processed material, textile, gauze.Inscription and Marks
Printed on the box lid: 'Model-U / DRESS FORM / MODEL-U DRESS FORM CO. / P.O. Box 1068, AUCKLAND'Measurements
h 55mm x l 235mm x w 170mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type