Decorated Lace
White cotton lace in a floral pattern, with a scalloped edge. Further trimmed with an clear, iridescent man-made ribbon. The ribbon would have been applied by hand, using free-hand Cornelli machine chain stitching. The ribbon decorated cotton lace would have been used over another, opaque, material for a cocktail/evening dress, probably for the Spring or Summer Collections in 1967.. Maker: Belinda Bellville Couture HOuse ( later Belville Sassoon). Date: 1967 - from the The Betty Smithers Design
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Emerald-green Knitted Ladys Trouser Suit
Emerald-green knitted in 100% wool. FLared trousers with top stiched front crease. Long cardigan style jacket, has assymmetrical collar heavely decorated with pearl / glass buttons and rhinestones. Cuffs similarly decorated. Jacket has 6 self-covered buttons.. Date: 1970 - 1979 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Russell Hobbs K25 Kettle
Stainless steel automatic kettle, together with receipt from Currys for £6.97 and guarantee. Maker: Russell Hobbs. Date: 1973 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Mans Safari Suit
Safari style jacket, Single brested with pointed collar, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. Two breast pockets, two large hip pockets and elasticated waist. Trousers are plain with straight wide legs. . Maker: John, Michael. Date: 1970 - 1979 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Baggy Laura Ashley Trousers
Pair of baggy trousers with elasticated back waist. Printed wool/cotton mixture with large bunches of pink and purple flowers on a purple ground.. Maker: Laura, Ashley. Date: 1990 - 1995 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Short Black Dress
Short black dress with cross-over bodice and long sleeves with fluted cuffs. Bodice is gathered into shoulder yoke; cross-over created deep 'V' neck. Skirt is bias-cut to waist and has self-fabric tie belt. Long zip to centre back. Date: 1970 - 1979 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Embroidered Shift Dress
Shift dress of heavy black synthetic linen-look fabric; embroidery of red and white flowers, green leaves and ears of corn covering the whole front panel; sleeveless, round neck edged with embroidery; back zip.. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Mustard-Coloured Pleated Dress with Black and White Print
Mustard coloured heavy cotton dress with black and white vertical stripes over broken white horizonal stripes. Sleeveless dress with scoop neck, raised waist and darted to bust. Long skirt pleated into bodice back and front. Back fastening to hipline; hooks and eyes in placket to back. Bodice is lined, hem is machine finished, but dress is hand-made.. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Silver Sparkly Stiletto Heels
Silver sparkly stiletto heeled shoes with low front gathered at centre and peep-toe.. Maker: Lotus (for Lilley and Skinner) and Lilley and Skinner. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen: Midnight in Moscow
Record:HMA 212: Long Player (LP) 33 1/3 RPM. Side One: 1. Midnight in Moscow 2. March of the Siamese Children 3. The Green Leaves of Summer 4. Saturday Night 5. Chimes Blue. Side Two: 1. Four or Five Times 2. Latin Quarter 3. Suki-Yaki 4. Puttin' on the Ritz 5. When I'm 64.. Maker: Hallmark, Records - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Photo Reader
Photo reader in blue plastic housing, green control button to top. Reader is in two sections which slot together for use. Maker: Storm Technology Inc. Date: 2000 - 2009 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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SAA/SAL Airlines Complimentary Travel Bag
Complimentary travel set in blue plastic pouch, comprising towelleing slippers, eye-mask, toothbrush and paste. Given by SAA/SAL Airlines for in-flight use. Date: 1996 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Pair of Circular Clip-On Earrings
Earrings; circular clip-ons. Silver gilt base with hinged clip. Pink, red and black 'stones' forming a large cluster. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Plastic Two-Tone Light Shade
Plastic light shade in brown and clear 'dimpled' plastic, oval shape with chrome divider and metal hanging ring to top. Circular hole in base for changing light bulb - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Maxpax Beaker and Lid
White plastic beaker with wide turned-over lip for insulation. Brown lid with 'Travellers Fare' and British Rail logo. Green and red printed paper band 'max pax tea' and BR logo.. Maker: Maxpax - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat - Eroica
Record:CPF 40076 STEREO. Long Player (LP) 33 1/3 RPM.. Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat Op 55 - 'Eroica'. Maker: E.M.I. Music, For, Pleasure - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Complimentary Parker Pen
Pen, still sealed in hardplastic case. Pen is marked 'ICL DRS' and has a light green hexagonal design.. Maker: Parker. Date: 1980 - 1985 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black Spun Velvet with Large Red Stylised Rose Motif
Black spun velvet fabric with large red stylised rose motif. Date: 2004 - 2006 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Brown Lace Mini-Dress
Mini-dress of dark brown machine-made lace over rayon. Boat-neck, sleeveless, back zip.. Maker: Seventh Avenue. Date: 1960 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Red, White and Blue Swimsuit
Red white and blue swimsuit with pleated skirt in blue, edged with red. Low back, internal bust shaping.. Maker: Slix - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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