Vintage 1940s 50s Nylon Stockings Seamed Cuban Heel by Phantom 2 Pairs Size 8.5
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
These are two pairs of seamed stockings made in Canada under the “Phantom” brand name by the National Hosiery Mills of Hamilton, Ontario. They date either to the late 40s or early 1950s. They are made of 51 gauge 15 denier nylon, with Cuban heels. Each is stamped with “Phantom Gossamer 51 Ga 15 Den C-I-L Nylon Yarn Made in Canada 8 1/2”. C-I-L was Canadian Industries Limited, and was granted the Canadian license to produce Dupont nylon in 1939. In 1942, they built the second factory to be built in the world dedicated to producing nylon. Due to anti-trust legislation, C-I-L lost the license to produce nylon in 1954, so these stockings have to pre-date that year. They are in a light brown colour. They are in like-new condition as they are unused - the box has some wear and the paper tissue has some creasing. Fun phantom image of a lady’s face on both the box and tissue paper. Fabulous collectible stockings!