Researchers design functional house dresses and perform experiments for care of clothing.
United States USA Date:1948 Duration:2 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Research work by the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics Service (United States Department of Agriculture). Chief of the Bureau Dr. Hazel K Stiebeling talks about research in the field of textile and clothing. A researcher examines a garment on a table. Another researcher uses a machine to measure strength of various button holes. A machine is used to measure stitch strength. Designers and tailors work on functional house dresses and aprons. The clothing specialist works out an idea with muslin on a dress from. She tries out the design on a live model. A designer cuts a pattern and another readies it for a final test. A functional house dress designed by the Bureau. Care of clothing: Testing of various soaps and detergents. A woman reaches for home laundry detergent in a cabinet. Women use a machine designed to soil fabric samples uniformly in order to compare detergents and soaps. Women cut the fabric into strips, light reflectance. A researcher prepares the samples for laundry. She puts the samples into the laundrometer.
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