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Ladies vintage combinations MINERVA womens underwear UNUSED early 20th century
Ladies vintage combinations MINERVA womens underwear UNUSED early 20th century Ladies vintage combinations MINERVA womens underwear UNUSED early 20th century Ladies vintage combinations MINERVA womens underwear UNUSED early 20th century Ladies vintage combinations MINERVA womens underwear UNUSED early 20th century

Ladies vintage combinations MINERVA womens underwear UNUSED early 20th century


Vintage "Minerva" ladies' combinations.
Short sleeve
Button front
Short leg
Open seat
 
The colour is a creamy off-white.
Mother of pearl buttons
The label is marked with a head of the goddess Minerva, and the words:
MINERVA
BRITISH MANUFACTURE
 
I believe this garment was made by the Minerva Spinning Company.
This was a British mill which specialised in wool-and-cotton cloth.
It was active from the 1890s to 1920.
Presumably this garment dates from that time.
There is no garment composition label.
As you can see, these combinations have never been worn.
They are unsold shop stock from around the early 20th century, and have been in storage at the shop ever since.
 
Size
There is no size marked on the garment.
The measurements are approximately:
Bust 32"
Body length (shoulder to crotch) 23"
Total length (shoulder to hem) 34"
 
Condition
These combinations are unworn, and in good condition.
They are unsold shop stock from the early 20th century.
They have been properly stored in the shop, for about 100 years, and are free from major damage, but they have discoloured over time.
There are storage marks along the fold lines, as you can see from the photographs.
I have not attempted to clean the garment, as I think this is probably a specialist job best left to the experts.
In view of its age, this garment must be carefully stored, away from clothes moths, and treated gently.

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Our Price: £120.00







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