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Knitting Book - The Lux Book Supplement, 1941 Document Reg. No: SH 900895 1

Supplement to a World War II era knitting book issued by Lever Bros. Pty Ltd under the Lux brand name, 1941. 'The Lux Book' contains a range of patterns for men, women and children; the 'Lux Book Supplement' contains patterns garments including socks, service mittens and a heavy service pullover.

The books were made by Sungravure, Sydney, for Lever Bros. Pty Ltd. They publicized the Lux brand, which was known for its soaps and washing powders. Other Lux brand publicity of the era included sponsorship of 'radio theatre'.
Lux book supplement: small booklet with a black and white photograph of a man in military uniform holding a pair of socks and a scarf. Booklet contains patterns for socks, service mittens and a heavy service pullover.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs V. Morgan, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 180 mm (Height), 120 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, advertising, handcrafts, clothing patterns, knitting patterns, hand knitting, war knitting
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, South Melbourne Oral History Project Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: home production
Inscriptions: Printed front cover of supplement: '1941 LUX BOOK SUPPLEMENT / IS YOUR MAN ONE / OF THE LUCKY ONES? / knit for him from these / simple LUX instructions. Hand-written at top right: '23" x 42"'.
Publisher: Lever Brothers Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1941
Printer: Sungravure Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1941
Date Used: circa 1941

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