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Handbag - Sand Patent Leather, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, circa 1970-1975 Object Reg. No: SH 890127

Sand patent leather ladies' handbag, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, circa 1970-1975.

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.
Ladies' sand coloured patent leather handbag with two handles and gold clasp. Beige poplin lining.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32.00 cm (Height), 18.00 cm (Width), 28.00 cm (Length)

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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: Label inside reads "Made by Simpson's Gloves P/L / (logo) / Victoria / Top grain hide." Label attached to handle reads "Hide 7.50 / Gazelda 1190", reverse reads "9396 / Pat Bisct / 2920".
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1975

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