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Details

Object ID 000556

Object Name Dress form

Object Desc Metal stand, size adjustable parts, wooden moveable parts covered in purple-white knit cloth. Base of stand is black, top has removable metal hat stand. The knob upon which the hat sits is wood, and painted purple. Sticker on front of bodice says, "Acme"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000517

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Sewing

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Third Floor

Object Date

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Acme Adjustable Dress Form Co.,dress forms,sewing,


Title Dress form

Description Metal stand, size adjustable parts, wooden moveable parts covered in purple-white knit cloth. Base of stand is black, top has removable metal hat stand. The knob upon which the hat sits is wood, and painted purple. Sticker on front of bodice says, "Acme Miracle Stretch Dress Form, Size JR." It could be adjusted to to the following dimensions; BUST 30-38, WAIST 23-30, HIPS 33-41

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Unit of Measure

Dimension Details Total height is 65 inches tall. Hat stand is 9 inches tall, bodice is 31 inches long, the width at the bodices shoulders is 12.5 inches, width at hips 13.5 inches. Metal base to where bodice begins 25 inches.

Quantity 1

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Site

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Place of Origin

Maker ACME Adjustable Dress Form Co. Brooklyn N.Y.

Maker Details ACME Adjustable Dress Maker's Form, made in USA by L & M Adjustable Forms, Brooklyn, New York.The Ellanam Adjustable Form Company made a name for itself with its adjustable dress form a three-dimensional headless, limbless female mannequin used for sewing. The breakthrough adjustable model, heavily advertised to housewives in the early 20th century, could be easily altered to accommodate clothes of any shape or size.

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Images

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Image Caption CMY517

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Conditions

Date MAR 20,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Hannah Lartz

Notes Purple paint on hat stand chipping, fabric coming off of lower parts around the waist of bodice. Sticker on chest peeling off slightly.


Events

Date JUL 1,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date JUL 1,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Third Floor from Recruiting Center - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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