Boy’s swimsuit, nylon / lycra, 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, Speedo, Australia / United Kingdom, 1976

Made by Speedo Australia Pty Ltd in Australia, Oceania, 1976.

The Museum has an extensive collection of Speedo swimwear and accessories dating from the 1930s to the present including designs produced for the Australian Olympic Games team from 1964 to 2004, the Australian Commonwealth Games team from 1970-2002 and numerous international Olympic teams. This collection is complemented by the Speedo archive which includes scrapbooks, catalogues, posters, newsletters, stickers, photographs, video footage and badges.

Speedo’s origins lie in MacRae Knitting Mill...

Summary

Object No.

92/1609

Physical Description

Boy's swimsuit, nylon / lycra, 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, Speedo, Australia / United Kingdom, 1976.
Racing briefs with drawstring waist threaded with a flat white [nylon] cord. Yellow nylon / lycra ground is printed with stylised green maps of Australia and overprinted with the word 'AUSTRALIA' in white. This is a United Kingdom stock garment.

Dimensions

Width

320 mm

Depth

200 mm

Production

Made

Speedo Australia Pty Ltd 1976

History

Notes

This is a United Kingdom stock garment.

Used

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, 1992

Acquisition Date

7 September, 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

Boy's swimsuit, nylon / lycra, 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, Speedo, Australia / United Kingdom, 1976 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2018, <https://ma.as/122213>

Wikipedia

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