Laura Ashley Shirt
Shirt in printed cotton in lilac with darker floral motif. Collar, long sleeves with button cuffs, front buttoning with six pearl plastic buttons. Rows of vertical tucks on fronts; fitted shape. Label 'Laura Ashley'. Maker: Laura, Ashley. Date: 1970 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Black Beaded Stomacher
Black beaded stomacher; boned to under bust-line. Black net encrusted with designs of balack bugle beads. Round neck pointed at waistline. Lined with khaki calico. Hooks down left hand side and cut threads to right hand side probably indicates that this was originally attached to a bodice.. Date: 1890 - 1899 (late) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Long Empire-Line White Evening Dress
Long white evening dress; decorated with white ribbons and sequins forming a wave patternrunning vertically down the bodice. Long white satin skirt with metallic embroidery along hem; large rose and leaf design in silver, gold, pink and rainbow thread. Unlined skirt. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Iron Cross Medal and S.S. Tie Pin
Iron Cross medal (1813-1945) in presentation box, together with SS tie/lapel pin. Date: 1939 - 1945 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Two Beadwork Samples (Identical)
Two beadwork samples (identical). Sage green crepe fabric with bronze bugle beads forming stylised leaf patterns (Crescent) with central pink beaded flower with eight petals. With sequinned 'sunburst' pattern from flower. Edges finished with pinking shears - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Amstrad PCW9512 Computer
Computer in cream plastic housing with glass monitor. Contains disk drive; at back and side are various ports and switches. Complete with separate keyboard.. Maker: Amstrad - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Unigate Milk Bottle
Ordinary glass milk bottle with the dairy's name and other information in moulded lettering and advertising 'Ready Brek' printed in orange and white. Date: 1980 - 1989 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Lemon Mohair Ronny Swing Coat
Lemon mohair 'swing' style coat with raglan 3/4 length sleeves, Peter Pan collar and slashed pockets to left and right fronts. Four large buttons to fasten at centre front; fully lined in yellow polyester. Label' Ronny London W1'. Maker: Ronny. Date: 1960 - 1965 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Handknitted Liberty Bodice
White hand-knitted liberty bodice; sleevelss with 'V' neck. Knitted in stocking stitch with horizontal bands of picot holes. Neck finished with crochet scallops. Double rib welt to hem - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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The World of Miltary Bands
Record: Mono: PA18 Stereo: SPA 18. Long Player (LP) 33 1/3 RPM. Price 19/11d.. Maker: The, Decca, Record, Company. Date: 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Black Bias-Cut Skirt
Black bias-cut skirt in four sections. Zip to right hand side and two hooks and eyes to secure at waistband. No label. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Wooden Battery Operated Clock
Brown wooden clock, battery operated in elongated circular case on a curved base. Heart-shaped face with lines in place of numerals in chrome against a cream outer ground; the centre is the same wood as the case. Hands are chrome, - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Blue Flocked Paper Nylon Dress
Short dress in blue flocked 'paper' nylon; round neck, short cap sleeves. Short full skirt is pleated into waist. Back has 'V' neckto long zip at centre back. Fully lined throughout. Flocked pattern is bands of floral motifs alternating with a scallop design to resembel broiderie anglaise.. Maker: Duprez. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Black and Gold Lurex Cat Suit
Black and gold lurex cat suit.Long sleeves, V neck and long zip to centre front. Wrists and ankles are trimmed with gathered nylon ruffles; also around neck and along the zip line to below waist. Label: S to back neck.. Date: 1970 - 1979 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Silver and Paste Diamond Necklace
Paste necklace on a silver metal chain consisting of linked square-cut stones in silver metal settings. The front portion of the necklace has looped pendants of the same stones with three larger drop pendants to the centre. Clasp and ring to secure. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Welsh Woollen Waistcoat
Welsh woollen waistcoat in shades of blue, red and green. Edge-to-edge front secured by gilt clasp, unlined, two patch pockets to either front. Garment edged throughout in navy blue. No size.. Maker: Caerwys. Date: 1985 - 1989 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Multi-Coloured Striped Dress
A line dress with short sleeves and V neck edged with shirt-style collar. Fabric had bold multi-coloured vertical stripes with small inset panel of diagonal stripes at centre front of neck opening. Long zip to centre back. Home sewn. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Brown Leather Handbag
Brown leather handbag; four rows of vertical top-stitching down the centre front. Decorative gold metal clasp and rings to secure and attach strap, which may be adjusted to form a shoulder strap. Lined in brown fabric with internal zipped pocket - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Grundig Dictaphone
Dictaphone, in two black plastic housings. Central section can be removed to reveal two small tape reel. There is a small clear window in either side to view space on tape. No obvious means of power source (possibly plugs into another machine?). Maker: Grundig. Date: 1960 - 1979 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Grey Primark Handbag
Grey handbag with black geometric designs. Silver grey handles (2) and details with silver metal studs to front. large silver grey topstitched flap with large silver metal ring and press stud to secure. Internal zip across the length of the bag. Inside is fully lined with zipped security pocket. Label (inside): 100% Polyurethane, Retail Label: Primark S. White £4. Maker: Primark. Date: 2009 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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