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Tampico Bustle

You may have noticed two missing dimensions in my previous post, waist and length.  I did some guess work on ruffle lengths, referenced some other bustle pads and used my own waist as a bit of a guesstimate, but a bit more bustle research showed up this image of the 1886 Tampico bustle on Pinterest. I haven't found a source for the image yet.
Tampico Daisy Bustle 1886


A bit more searching and I found a reference to the Tampico bustle in the 'Strawbridge & Clothier's quarterly 1882' (which turns out to be an absolute wealth of information), and includes a listing for the Tampico bustle with length! Win!

Tampico Bustle from Strawbridge & Clothier's quarterly 1882
No. 50.—Pleated Tampico Bustle
 seven rows of pleating side pieces
 length 12 inches. Price, 90c.

Strawbridge & Clothier's quarterly 1882 lists 7 rows of pleats not 6 like the one at the Met Museum, but I call that close enough to work from, besides 12 inches divides by 6 really nicely.

This pin does not cite references either however I am including it for completeness.

If you have any more information on the Tampico Bustle do share!

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