Kit, 'Model-U Dress Form'; Model-U Dress Form Co; Mid 20th century; 2010.404

Name/Title

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.

Maker

Model-U Dress Form Co

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Mid 20th century

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

Medium and Materials

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
Small

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, clothing manufacture. dressmaking. tailoring

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

Object Type

equipment

Object number

2010.404

Copyright Licence  

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