Maroon, Pink and Grey Laura Ashley Dress
Maroon, pink and grey dress; sweetheart neckline, buttoned throughto waist with five self-covered buttons. Long sleeves, pleated at wrist and secured by two self-covered buttons. Midi length, skirt is gathered onto bodice all around.. Maker: Laura, Ashley - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Purple Printed Silk Handkerchief
Large mauve silk handkerchief; small circular designs in purple with a band of stylised floral decoration around the edges. Finished in darker narrow band. Machine finished rolled hems. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Two-Tone Nu-Buck Deck Shoes
Two-tone deck shoes in navy and green leather, four eyelet holes with cream laces, top-stitched in cream, green laces to sides. Green rubber soles with inset navy 'grips'. Maker: Clarks. Date: 1998 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Electric Blackboard Cleaner
Pale green plastic casing, green cards at front act as a rubber, while a small vacuum punp behind sucks the dust through a filter when the device is switched on.. Maker: Youngsang Electronics Company - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Khaki-Coloured Utilty Dress
Khaki coloured 'Utility' dress with half-length sleeves with dark green ribbon and bow trim. Double frilled collar with dark green ribbon laced through eyelets and tied in abow to the front. Long skirt gathered into waist. Bodiec is darted to bust and buttons at back to waistline.. Maker: Utility. Date: 1940 - 1949 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Red Vasco Gold Star Transistor Radio in Original Box
Small red transistor radio; plastic housing with silver fascia panel printed with 'V' and 'Vasco'. Impressed in red below fascia is Solid State. Small clear display screen displaying station frequencies which are changed with a revolving serrated disc to the left-hand side. A similar disc to the right controls the volume. Complete back removes to change batteries.. Date: 1962 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Mans Attaboy Trilby Hat
Man's trilby hat in greenish-brown felt with ribbon hatband around the crown. Inner hatband of leather marked Super Quality 'Attaboy' and fabric label to centre of crown Fine Quality Felt and logo. Small silk bow to centre back of inner hatband. No size.. Maker: Attaboy - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Selection of 35mm Film
Selection of 35mm film: 1. Jessops Diamond Fine 100, 36 exposures, colour film. 2. Agfa 100 Vista, 36 exposures, made in Germany. 3. Kodak Elite Chrome 100, 36 exposures, made in USA (c2003) 4. Ilford FP4 Plus 125, black and white film, made in England. 5. Jessops Diamond Fine 100, 36 exposures. 6. Jessops Diamond Everyday 200. 7. Portia 120 160vc (x4) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black Wool Dress
Black dress of fine wool. Round neck, short sleeves, knee length skirt, slightly fitted waist, top-stitched detailing. Date: 1965 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Lady Remington Electric Razor
Electric razor in white plastic housing with blue printed panel carrying the logo. Separate curly cord flex. In original box with pale blue plush lining; illustration on lid and description on base.. Maker: Remington. Date: 1970 - 1979 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Computer Chess Game Colossus 4 Chess
Computer chess game for use with the BBC. BBC model 'B', 'B+' and Master disk (contains two disks) and instruction manual. Maker: CDS Software. Date: 1980 - 1989 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Red Satin Evening Bag
Red satin evening bag, semi-circular shape, padded and ruched body with pin-tucked triangular flap to front fasten. Press stud to secure. Long double red cord for shoulder strap (may be tucked inside to use as clutch bag). Red lined throughout. Small mirror pocket with label 'Bon Soir'. Maker: Bon Soir. Date: 1980 - 1989 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Leather Biker Jacket
Leather bomber-style jacket. Metal zip fastening at front, Panels of metal studs in traingle patterns all over. Four large metal zips of varying lengths over front. Front fastening belt. Leather epaulettes and more metal studs over shoulders. Metal studs in swirl pattern across back. Leather tassels on back and down sleeves. Black lacing detail in criss-cross at sides. Fully lined. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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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
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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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