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P3645-28/19 Chart, Berlei Figure Type Indicator, cardboard / plastic / metal, Berlei United Ltd / Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960s. Click to enlarge.

Chart, Berlei Figure Type Indicator, cardboard / plastic / metal, Berlei United Ltd / Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960s

Made by Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960-1969.

Chart, Berlei Figure Type Indicator, cardboard / plastic / metal, Berlei United Ltd / Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960s

Australian version of the Berlei Figure Type Indicator produced during the 1960s and designated as “Indicator G”. The chart was designed to be hung on a wall of a corsetiere and approximated the shape of the female torso. It was green/grey in colour with black text which reads, “Berlei/figure type/indicator”. It enabled a fitter to determine th...

Summary

Object No.

P3645-28/19

Object Statement

Chart, Berlei Figure Type Indicator, cardboard / plastic / metal, Berlei United Ltd / Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960s

Physical Description

Chart, Berlei Figure Type Indicator, cardboard / plastic / metal, Berlei United Ltd / Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960s

Australian version of the Berlei Figure Type Indicator produced during the 1960s and designated as "Indicator G". The chart was designed to be hung on a wall of a corsetiere and approximated the shape of the female torso. It was green/grey in colour with black text which reads, "Berlei/figure type/indicator". It enabled a fitter to determine the client's precise bust, waist and hip measurements so that she could be fitted with a foundation garment. The chart featured a moveable disc for indicating bust measurement and a moveable pointer for waist measurement. Hip measurement sizes were printed on the border surrounding the moveable disc. An instruction sheet with illustrations has been printed on the back of the chart.

The five Berlei figure types on the moveable disc in this version are colour coded: pink (Hip), green (Sway Back) , red (Average), yellow (Abdomen) and grey (Short Below Waist)".

The chart was printed by the Sydney firm of Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd. It is the same version of the indicator as P3645-28/20.

Marks

The number "10" has been stamped on the back of the item at the top.

Dimensions

Height

565 mm

Width

408 mm

Depth

10 mm

Production

Notes

The firm of printers, Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd was located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Chart, Berlei Figure Type Indicator, cardboard / plastic / metal, Berlei United Ltd / Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960s 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 October 2019, <https://ma.as/330187>

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