Stocking Stretchers

Nom de l'objet : Stocking Stretchers
Type de l'objet : Clothing
Catégorie de l'objet : Clothing Accessories
Numéro d'accession : BM-K-0157
Province d'origine : New Brunswick
Pays d'origine : Canada
Province d'utilisation : New Brunswick
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Description : This is a pair of large wooden stocking stretchers. They are shaped like stockings. There are five holes drilled through each stretcher. The top is rounded and the sides of the leg portion are slightly bulging. The number 11 has been incised into the top of one stretcher indicating this pair of stretchers is for Size 11 socks. The price 39 (cents) was written in black.
Commentaires : Stretchers came in different sizes to suit the different sized socks. They came from the estate of Lyla Ramsay-Gallagher of Bathurst, N.B. Lyla passed away on May 30, 2009 at the age of 75. Lyla Gallagher was employed at W. J. Kent & Co. Ltd., a very large general store that was on Main Street in Bathurst, New Brunswick for many years. She purchased these stretchers at Kent's.
Fonctions : These stretchers were used for holding wet wool stockings as they dried so that they would not shrink and lose their shape. The holes were to let air through to aid in the drying.
Hauteur : 35.5 cm
Largeur : 25.5 cm
Établissement : Bathurst Heritage Museum 
Ville de l'établissement : Bathurst
Province de l'établissement : New Brunswick

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