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Handbag - Tan Suede, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1970s Object Reg. No: SH 890133

Tan suede ladies' handbag, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, 1970s. Retailed by Olga Geiger, Collins Street, Melbourne.

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.
.1 Ladies' tan suede bag in original box. Cotton (poplin moire) lining with leather trim. Two straps have gilt fastenings. .2 Tissue wrapped mirror. Sample.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Height), 27.50 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 for Olga Geiger Collins St." Second label inside reads "Made for Simpson's Gloves P/L (logo) Victoria Top Grain Hide". Accompanying box has writing on side "9404 ? Gazelda".
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1970s
Retailer: K Geiger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970s

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