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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Third Floor
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End Year Range
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.
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.
Date MAR 20,2013
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.
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