The Manufacturers

The Worcester city directories’ business listings divided the making of corsets in town between two business types:  the corsetiere (small shop with one or two proprietors) and the corset manufacturer, a larger employer with more division of labor in the operation.  Our first manufacturer profile is of the Ivy Corset Company (fka the Corset H Company).  Visit again soon to find additional profiles of Worcester’s larger-scale corset makers. 

  • Austin, H.A. Co. 1933-1942 
  • B & G Brassiere Co 1934
  • B & G Corset Co 1940-1944
  • Barclay Corset 1927-1929
  • Beauti-Stay Foundation Co. 1938-1950
  • Bryant Solon Co.  1892
  • Circlette Mfg Co. 1928
  • Columbia Corset Co. 1914,1916
  • Corset E R Co 1938
  • Cusette Foundations 1942-1949 
  • David John Co. Inc. 1972-c1979 
  • Deering Corset Co.  1918-1929
  • Denholm & McKay Co
  • Doyle, John F. Co. 1961-1963 
  • Fanning Corset Co. 1884
  • Fitwel Girdles 1930-1967 
  • Globe Corset Co 1894-1905
  • Graceform c1983
  • Hazelton-Debevoise Inc. 1936-1937
  • Houghton & Son 1882
  • Ivy Corset fka Corset H 1905-1961
  • Jantimate Inc. 1968-1972
  • Keystone Braiding Co. – corset laces 1921-1952
  • La Unique Corset 1914-1934
  • LeCoutre A J – The Salon 1926-1939
  • Liberty Specialty Co. 1919
  • Linehan Conover Company 1913-1929
  • Linehan Corset Co 1908-1912, 1927-1931
  • Linette Corset Co 1932-1937
  • Lorette Corset Co. 1919-1920
  • MacInnes, John C. Co 
  • Marvelette 1932-1935
  • Massachusetts Corset Company 1908-1920
  • Maynard Corset Company 1911-1926
  • Mills Corset 1921-1931
  • Mills, E R 1933-1935
  • New England Corset, Slipper Company 1910, 1914
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  • P & N Corsets 1951
  • P M Manufacturing 1946-1951
  • Paramount Corset 1932-1937
  • Park Corset Works 1882-1894
  • Regal Corset Co. 1922-1926
  • Reynolds, George W 1881
  • Roth Creations 1938-1950
  • Royal Worcester Corset Company 1902-1950
  • Solon & Bryant Co. 1880-1892
  • States Corset Co. 1904-1905
  • United Corset Shops 1922- 
  • United States Corset 1922-1963
  • Washburn and Moen Mfg. Co.
  • Worcester Corset Co (thru 1901)
  • Worcester Skirt Co. 1867-1874
  • Wylie, Rollins R 1908