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Hat Block - Wood, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: SH 890912

Summary:
Small wooden hat block used to mould leather driving and flying helmets made at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond. Made from Australian cedar by Robert Godfrey Pty Ltd, Melbourne, circa 1920s.

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.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.00 cm (Width), 53.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, trades, working life
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: hat blocks
Inscriptions: Made by "Godfrey Melbourne", has word "Front" and numbers "20.5/8" incised into top.
Maker: Robert Godfrey Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1920s
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1920s-1940s

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