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Handbag - White Leather, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 890136

Summary:
White leather skirt style ladies' handbag, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, 1950s.

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:
1 Ladies white leather skirt style handbag with dark blue poplin moire lining. Strap handle. Buckle and strap decoration on lid. .2 Hand mirror in pocket of bag. .3 Box lid. .4 Box with Simpsons label reading No. 7314 (logo).
Acquisition Information:
Tax Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.00 cm (Height), 44.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: measurements (of .1) include strap

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Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, trades
Themes this item is part of: Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, 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
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: sample products
Inscriptions: Printed label: No 7314.
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1950s

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