60 Gauge Cotton Stockings
Very fine white women's stockings.
Art work details
Made of fine white cotton on a 60 gauge stocking frame. The heel, toe and English foot are made of thicker cotton. The barely noticeable clocks are of transfer stitch lozenges within a narrow inverted V of dashes with another lozenge at the point. No manufacturer's mark.
These were found buried with other stockings, gloves, a purse and lace illustrative of Nottingham industries, under the foundation stone of the Nottingham Water Office in 1846 and recovered when the building was demolished in the 1930s.
ID Number: NCM 1937-28