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Handbag - White Leather, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1951 Object Reg. No: SH 890128

Summary:
White leather drawstring ladies' handbag, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, 1951.

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' white leather drawstring bag with brown leather fringed trim. Handles attached by metal rings. .2 Loose bevelled mirror inside. Sample.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 cm (Height), 18.00 cm (Width), 36.00 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: Attached paper label reads "7624 / ?white", reverse side reads "1951 / 443".
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1951

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