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Shade Card - Gazelda Ltd, 1936 Object Reg. No: HT 12372

Summary:
Shade Card issued by Gazelda Ltd., Watford, England in 1936. Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd., Melbourne were the Sole Agents for Australia for Gazelda products.

Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd 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:
Shade card featuring a hard cover with a mottled brown and black textured surface, the title and deer's-head motif embossed in gold on the front. The four pages inside are of thick, off-white paper, each featuring eighteen rectangles of coloured leather, arranged in rows, with their shade names printed underneath in grey ink. A statement about the leather company is printed in grey on each left page. The Simpson's Gloves manufacturer's stamp is printed in black ink on the inside front and back covers.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.7 cm (Height), 17.3 cm (Width), 24.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, leather samples, colour charts
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 & Fashion
Tertiary Classification: product catalogues
Inscriptions: Title: "Gazelda / SHADE CARD / 1936"

Text throughout.
Issued By: Ford & Banks Ltd, Watford, England, Great Britain, 1936
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1936

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