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

One of two World War II era knitting books 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 knitting book with a black and white photograph on the cover of a young woman. The book contains advice on knitting technique, fashion notes, an advertisement for Lux soap powder as well as numerous knitting patterns for various different garments for men, women, infants and children.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs V. Morgan, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 230 mm (Height), 183 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Size of booklet .1.

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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: South Melbourne Oral History Project Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: home production
Inscriptions: Printed front cover of book: The/LUX BOOK/1941
Publisher: Lever Brothers Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1941
Printer: Sungravure Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1941
Date Used: circa 1941


Shirley Trites Posted on 18 Feb 2015 6:20 AM
I am at present knitting the helmet, scarf and mittens featured in this book. It was given to me by a lady who knit until she was 99 yrs. I am 84 and live where seamen from may parts of the world work on container ships which call at my home port of Halifax Canada. A jewel among my knitting books. Sincerely


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