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Sample Card - J Hewit & Sons Ltd, Edinburgh, circa 1940s Reg. No: HT 12365
- 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.
- Rectangular leaflet of cream card, folded in half, printed in black ink. The front features the name and coat-of-arms of the business, with varieties of leather printed on the reverse. The inside pages contain information about the colours, substances, qualities and finishes of Jewel Pigskin leather.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1994
|Dimensions:||8.5 cm (Width), 14.6 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||pamphlets, leather samples, tanning|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Front: "J. HEWIT & SONS LTD. / Tanners and Leather Dressers. / CITY TAN WORKS. / EDINBURGH / JEWELL PIGSKINS ..."
Further text follows.
Reverse: "OTHER / LEATHERS / FOR / LEATHER GOODS / ALDERLEY CALF / EDINA CALF / WILLOW CALF / LINING CALF / E.I. GOATS / BASILS / SKIVERS"
|Issued By:||J. Hewit & Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1940s|
|User:||Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s|
This item is part of the following themes:
- 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