Stockings; The Scholl Mfg Co Ltd; CT06.4658a



About this object

Stockings; this item is a rectangular box containing one of a pair of 'Scholl Elastic Net Surgical Stockings' and the original instruction manual. The relatively heavy, brown net stocking is made to be attached to a suspender belt. The instruction manual covers such issues as how to put on the stocking: 'Elastic stockings should be put on when leg has been at rest, preferably in the morning'; washing: 'Do not expose to very hot sunshine'; and general care: 'Toe nails should be trimmed without leaving any sharp edges, and finger nails should not be allowed to damage the thread when putting on'.


The Scholl Mfg Co Ltd

Maker Role


Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper.
processed material, paper, cardboard.
organic, vegetal, plant extract, latex, rubber.
processed material, synthetic, plastic, nylon.

Inscription and Marks

Printed on the top of the box lid: 'Scholl / Elastic Hosiery / Stockings, Anklets, Kneecaps and Leggings'
Printed on the sides of the box lid: 'Scholl / THE H&W SUPER FIT / ELASTIC NET / THIGH STOCKINGS / SIZE / 8-9 / (NYLON SEAM) / THE SCHOLL MFG. CO. LTD. 182-204 ST. JOHN STREET LONDON E.C.I / Made in England / Scholl Elastic Hosiery'


Stocking: h 685mm x w (at thigh) 220mm
Box: h 39mm x l 169mm x w 110mm
Manual: h 105mm x w 130mm

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, costume. dress. fashion

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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