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Bradley Knitting Company was started in Delavan, Wisconsin, in 1904. It was a major manufacturing facility, and that small town’s chief employer. During peak production, 1200 persons were employeed at Bradley.
Bradley made all kinds of knitted garments, but are best remembered for their knit wool bathing suits. Their specialty was sportswear, and their slogan in the early years was “Slip into a Bradley and Out-of-Doors.”
The Art Deco Bradley plant, built in 1923, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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from a 1920s wool bathing suit
from an early 1930s bathing suit
from a 1950s set
from a 1950s shrug sweater
from an early 1960s playset