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Shoe Uppers - Brown Leather, 1933 Object Reg. No: SH 890967

Samples of leather shoe uppers made in Stafford, England, 1933. Used at Simpson's Glove Pty Ltd and found in box in a shed above the air raid shelter. Amos Simpson had fiends in the boot trade, he attempted to assemble shoes but did not go into full manufacture.

Simpson's Gloves 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.
Leather uppers, six pairs. Punched decoration, designed to lace across the top. Set 66' / Style 5511 Fancy laced Ghillie Sandal / out of beige goat. / Heel 1 7/8" covered, Pairs 6 Size 4. Tied together.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, glovemaking, shoes, product samples
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: materials samples
Place & Date Made: Stafford, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain, 1933
Place & Date Used: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1980s

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