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Knitting Books - The Lux Book & Lux Book Supplement, 1941 Reg. No: SH 900895
- 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.
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
|Dimensions:||230 mm (Height), 183 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Size of booklet .1.|
|Tagged with:||clothing, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, advertising, handcrafts, clothing patterns, knitting patterns, hand 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
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|