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Sample Card - J Hewit & Sons Ltd, Edinburgh, circa 1940s Object Reg. No: HT 12364

Summary:
Leather sample card from J. Hewit & Sons Ltd, Tanners and Leather Dressers, Edinburgh, circa 1940s. It was used by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd. Simpson's Gloves was formed in 1924 and produced leather gloves and coats, handbags, helmets and associated leather goods. The company first operated in Smith Street, and subsequently Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, relocating to Victoria Street, Richmond in 1928, where it remained until 1988.
Description:
Folder made from pale orange card, the name and coat-of-arms of the manufacturer printed on the front cover in black ink, with details on the back cover. Inside are 10 sheets of cream card, each containing four rectangles of coloured leather samples, numbered down the right side, with the type of leather printed along the upper edge, in black ink. The folder is secured with thin maroon cord along the left side, threaded through three holes and tied in a knot. Two loose pieces of leather - one brown, one green - are inserted between the pages.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Museum of Australia (NMA), 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2.0 cm (Height), 14.0 cm (Width), 22.6 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, advertising, leather samples, tanning, product samples
Themes this item is part of: Amos Griffiths Simpson, Glove Manufacturer (1878-1953), Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, 1924-1988, Production Processes at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Working Life at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Workers at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: materials samples
Inscriptions: Front cover: "J. HEWIT & SONS LTD. / Tanners and Leather Dressers. / CITY TAN WORKS. / EDINBURGH ..."

Inside pages: "ALDERLEY CALF / EDINA CALF / CALF / CALF / PIGSKIN / PIGSKIN / GOATS / GOATS / BASILS / SKIVERS"

Further text
Issued By: J. Hewit & Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1940s
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s

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