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Purse Crease - Metal & Wood, circa 1975 Object Reg. No: SH 890874

Summary:
Purse Crease, circa 1975. Used at Simpson's Gloves Factory where it was found upstairs in the handbag section. Creases are used to make a thin line along the edge of leather, which is both decorative and helps to seal the fibres. They are often heated over a clean flame before use.

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:
Thick rounded wooden handle, metal blade has curved and flattened end.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 173 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, glovemaking, leatherworking
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, Working Life & Trades Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: components & trims
Place & Date Used: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s-1980s

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