This lovely box and it is lined. $3.00
Pink flowred bowl.--79 cents
Painted metal tray...50 cents
This is a German candle ..I think...50 Cents
A large cookie jar
Large hand painted red and yellow platter
A few more things.
A bit of history
Today is the 100th aniversary of the bra..what would we women do without it?
Mary Phelps-Jacobs's Patented Bra 1914----a bit of history lesson
Bra fashion history truly began with the first bra to be patented. The first bra was patented in 1914 by Mary Phelps-Jacobs an American. It is not thought to be the first bra ever, but it is the first patented record and that gives her the credit.
Mary Phelps-Jacobs patented her bra design under the patent name of Caresse Crosby. Some suggest it was her French maid who provided the idea or the stitching help. Two silk handkerchiefs were tied together, baby ribbon sewn on to make straps and a seam set in the centre front.
Phelps Jacobs couldn't get much interest for her idea and sales were minimal, so for $1500 she sold the rights to Warners...and a few years later just change that fifteen hundred patent valuation for fifteen million dollars... Warners have been involved in bra production ever since. Within a year, breasts were measured in inches rather than being categorized small, medium or large.