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Handbag - Black Calf, circa 1950-1960 Object Reg. No: SH 890125

Summary:
Sample ladies black calf handbag made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, circa 1950-1960. It was found in the handbag salesman's showroom.

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.
Description:
Ladies' black calf handbag with strap and gold trim. Tab on front. Lined with black poplin moire and contains: black leather purse, bevelled mirror.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Height), 18.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, glovemaking, leatherworking, 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: Label attached to handle reads '7828/198 / Bl. Calf / 40/3'
Place & Date Made: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950-1960

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