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The Liberty Bodice

The Liberty Bodice was invented by Fred Cox, Marketing Director at R & W H Symington & Co of Market Harborough in 1908. It was a fleecy knitted vest with rubber buttons, re-enforcing cotton tapes and buttons to attach drawers and stockings. The bodice helped to changed the way that children dressed in the early part of the twentieth century.

Until then most middle and upper class children wore s…