Chart, Berlei Figure - Type Indicator, cardboard/plastic/metal, Berlei (UK) Ltd, Slough, England, 1959
British version of the Berlei Figure - Type Indicator produced in 1959 in a rectangular design. It was predominantly light blue in colour and was headed "Berlei/FIGURE - TYPE INDICATOR" in pink and white text. The chart was designed to be hung on a wall of a corsetiere. It enabled a fitter to determine the client's precise bust, waist and hip measurements so that she could be fitted with a foundation garment. The chart featured a moveable disc for indicating bust measurement and a moveable pointer for waist measurement. Hip measurement sizes were printed on the border surrounding the moveable disc. An instruction sheet with illustrations has been printed on the back of the chart and is headed, "HOW THE Berlei TYPE INDICATOR SCIENTIFICALLY/DEFINES THE FIGURE TYPE AND SUBDIVISIONS OF TYPE".
This model of the Berlei Figure Type Indicator differed slightly from a similar British model produced in 1947, P3645-28/17. The numbers for the five figure types remain but Type 4 [Average] is now sub-divided into short and long. Side on drawings of the body types have been colour coded to match the colours on the moveable disc. They are green (Type 1), pink (Type 2), yellow (Type 3), orange (Type 4), and blue (Type 5). There is also some explanation given of the sub-divisions within each body type.
An earlier system of naming the five body types has been marked on the relevant areas of the disc.