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Handbag - Black Suede, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 891021

Ladies' black suede handbag with metal frame and short chain handle.

Made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, circa 1930s.

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.
Very dark green lining, two pockets in sides, one containing bevelled edged mirror, other black coin purse.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.00 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Width), 25.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: leather products, leatherworking, trades, working life
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: Simpson's tag attached to handle: "(logo) / Sample NO 7399 / Frame No.... / Decription Black Suedette / Price MU/-", on reverse "450".
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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