1858 Union India Rubber Co Catalogue

1858 Union India Rubber Co Catalogue

In 1858, The Union India Rubber Co was the Exclusive Manufacturer for Rubber Based Clothing using Goodyear Rubber Patent. To say that they came up with some creative uses of rubber in clothing would be an understatment. Their catalog starts with rubberized coats, then...

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1845 Graduating System for Drafting 2nd Edition

1845 Graduating System for Drafting 2nd Edition

The Graduating System for Drafting Coats, Vests, Pantaloons, Cloaks and Ladies Habits, 2nd Edition, was published by Kromer & Flenner in 1845. The document gives some insight into some of the earliest pattern making. This document includes plans for 11 type...

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Saundra Altman’s Library

Saundra Altman started Past Patterns in 1979 to give clients a means to produce vintage garments while teaching them history. Along the way she collected vast quantities of information, some original documents, some copies of documents, that range from the 1850s to...

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