Nylon vending machine, Paris Metro, 1955

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Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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2 Responses to Nylon vending machine, Paris Metro, 1955

  1. Miss Rayne says:

    I had some stockings from a vending machine a few years ago.
    They were sold at one shilling and eleven pence, you put a two shilling coin in the machine and got your nylons in a cardbard box that had a penny change in it.

    They were really CHEAP quality.

    • Jonathan says:

      I imagine they were really only for emergencies — in the days when women panicked if their stockings got a ladder!

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