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Ventilated Corset

R & WH Symington & Co were corset manufacturers with their main factory in Market Harborough. They specialised in the manufacturing of corsets using factory-based, mass production techniques. The company was one of the first to use the singer sewing machine in Britain. By the 1890s, when this particular corset was made, they were one of the leaders in their field.

Women wore corsets for a number…