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A9394 Swimsuit, 'Speedo', mens, navy blue one piece, cotton, Speedo Knitting Mills (Holdings) Ltd, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1945. Click to enlarge.

Mens 'Speedo' swimsuit

Made
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 …

Summary

Object No.

A9394

Object Statement

Swimsuit, 'Speedo', mens, navy blue one piece, cotton, Speedo Knitting Mills (Holdings) Ltd, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1945

Physical Description

Swimsuit, mens, one piece, cotton knit, navy blue, 'Speedo', Newtown, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1945

Dimensions

Width

390 mm

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Meyer, Ms Rosalind, 1983

Acquisition Date

28 September 1983

Cite this Object

Harvard

Mens 'Speedo' swimsuit 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2021, <https://ma.as/203943>

Wikipedia

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