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Antique Advertising - Aertex Close Secret Underwear Mannequin Hand c1940 WWII

  • Antique Advertising - Aertex Close Secret Underwear Mannequin Hand c1940 WWII
  • Antique Advertising - Aertex Close Secret Underwear Mannequin Hand c1940 WWII
  • Antique Advertising - Aertex Close Secret Underwear Mannequin Hand c1940 WWII
  • Antique Advertising - Aertex Close Secret Underwear Mannequin Hand c1940 WWII
  • Antique Advertising - Aertex Close Secret Underwear Mannequin Hand c1940 WWII

Antique Advertising - Aertex Close Secret Underwear Mannequin Hand c1940 WWII

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Antique Advertising - Aertex Close Secret Underwear Mannequin Hand c1940 WWII
Circa 1940
An extremely rare Aertex Close Secret ladies underwear adverting mannequin hand.
Aertex is a British clothing company based in Manchester, established in 1888, and also the name of the original textile manufactured by the company.

The company owns the trademark for Aertex fabric, a lightweight and loosely woven cotton material that is used to make shirts and underwear. In the late 19th century Lewis Haslam, a Lancashire mill owner and politician, began to link the partnering of holes and warmth and with two medical colleagues, began experimenting with aeration; trapping air within the warp and weft of fabric. The result was a fabric that provided a barrier between the warmth of the skin and the chill of the atmosphere and in 1888 they formed the Aertex Company. By 1891 Aertex was firmly established in the wardrobes of the English middle classes. During World War II the British Women's Land Army wore 'Aertex' as part of their uniform and all the British and Commonwealth land forces in the Far East and Middle East (including the British 7th Armoured Division, one of the most famous fighting units of the British Army), wore Aertex bush shirts and jackets.

Aertex is predominately a clothing manufacturing for male clothes which makes this female hand particular rare. It is manufactured from hand painted papier mache and I belive it to have been made around / during the second World War at a time when Aertex were making clothes for ladies also.

A really lovely item - A must for any vintage clothing or adverting collector.

18cm X 12cm

Height 28cm

Condition - Good. Some chips / cracking to the paint work. The structure itself appears to be free from any chips or breaks including all the delicate fingers.

Item No. 2756

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  • Condition:
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