Bodystocking

Bodystocking

Date

c.1960

Description

Black leotard prototype produced at Kellwood Company Hosiery Mill in the early 1960s in Milton. Machinist Richard C. Roessler, Sr. helped design the machine configurations that manufactured this product. Dick Roessler worked for Kellwood Company from 1950 until the mill closed in 1965. He and his family moved to North Carolina ehere he continued work as a machinist for the Siler City Manufacturing Company. During the time the Kellwood Company operated in Milton, it produced nylon products, from seamed hosiery to seamless hosiery, the factory modified production to meet the changing times. Nylon panties and these leotards were produced to meet growing demand. Comments submitted by Kathy Roessler Osterholm.

Credit

In memory of Richard C. Roessler Sr.

Provenance

Kept in the Roessler family and given by Richard Roessler's daughter, Kathy Roessler Osterholm.

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