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Certificate - Crossing the Equator, Issued to Amos Simpson, SS Monterey, 26 Oct 1933 Document Reg. No: SH 890101

Framed Crossing the Equator Certificate issued to Mr. Amos Simpson on the S.S.Monterey on 26 October 1933. This certificate hung in Amos' office at the Simpson's Gloves factory.

Amos Simpson was born in Stafford, England in 1878. The son of a shoemaker, he worked in the trade in England and briefly in Massachusetts, USA. He migrated to Melbourne in July 1914 at the age of 36. In 1924 he formed Simpson's Gloves, in partnership with Henry James Atkins. Simpson was a red-haired man with something of a temper. He hated to spend money on anything that would not increase production and profits. No scrap of leather was wasted, and nothing ever thrown out, either material or equipment.
Framed certificate type written.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 315 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, certificates, shipboard travel, travel, crossing the equator ceremonies
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, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: recreation
Inscriptions: Printed on certificate: 'DOMAIN OF NEPTUNUS REX / Ruler of the Raging Main [extensive text]'
Label on back of frame: 'The Gift Depot / E.G.Twite Picture Framer / 321 Smith Street, Fitzroy / Tel F. 5518'
Issued To: Amos Simpson - Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd., 26 Oct 1933
Place & Date Issued: ., 26 Oct 1933
User: Amos Simpson - Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd., Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1933

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