Handbag - Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Black Calf, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 890946

Black calf handbag manufactured by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, circa 1950s. It was found in the storeroom behind the salesman's office.

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.
Black calf handbag, two short handles, elliptical silver catch. Frame covered with leather. Lining black moire, two pockets, one containing black leather coin purse. Tag attached to handle.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.00 cm (Height), 18.00 cm (Width), 20.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: trades, working life, glovemaking, leatherworking, clothing accessories, handbags
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 Accessories
Tertiary Classification: sample products
Inscriptions: On tag on front: '(logo) / Sample No ... / AS 7379 / Navy (crossed out) Blk / Calf'
On tag on back: 'Special 502 / 35/-'
Manufacturer (Probable): Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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