Three items: Illustrated Catalogue, Retail Price List, and Special Sale list.
Catalogue has 124 pages, includes:
Illustrations on most opposite pages. Damage along bottom of spine, stain on cover. A few pages have small corner folds. A few age stains inside catalogue
'Retail Price List Spirella Figure Training and Supporting Garments ...Home Service Exclusively'
Spirella Companies Niagara Falls Canada, Niagara Falls NY, Malmo Sweden, Letchworth England, Berlin Germany.
'Special Sale 1932 Catalogue and Previous Catalogues'
- 5 pages, single-side typewritten. Missing page #2. Some pencil notes.Last page has a few edge issues.
A scarce and nice catalogue from the Art-Deco period.
Spirella was a company which manufactured made-to-measure corsets. It was founded on a patent of dressbone, for bustles (Spirella 1 and Spirella 2), but started corset manufacture in 1904.
Its most popular corset was the Model 305. Spirella products were not sold in shops. Instead, female staff called corsetiers were sent to customer's homes.
After an ill-fated attempt to market garments of "Stub-tex", a form of Gore-Tex being used under licence from W. L. Gore & Associates, the company was sold in 1985 to the rival Spencers of Banbury and finally closed in July 1989.
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