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Head Knife - Wood & Metal, circa 1940s Object Reg. No: SH 890871

Summary:
Single Head Knife, circa 1940s. Used at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, where it was found in the large downstairs storeroom. Head knifes are used for cutting intricate forms from leather, skiving and paring and sliding between folded leather to cut old stitching when making repairs.

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:
Head knife with blade curved to a point on one side and a rounded wooden handle.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History

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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: tools
Place & Date Used: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1980s

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