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Electric Heater - Metal & Porcelain, circa 1940s Object Reg. No: SH 890780

Metal electric heater, used in the office at Simpson's Gloves Pty, Ltd, Richmond from the 1940s.

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.
Ornate metal electric heater, with wire grille, porcelain cone heating coil. Decorated with bows on top of metal dish. Black rubber flex has been disconnected from heater.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: commerce, glovemaking, leatherworking, office equipment, 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: heating
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1940s-1960s


lee horne Posted on 01 May 2015 5:18 PM
Just found a colton cook heater is it worth hanging onto it has the brown bottle in good cond heater neefs restoration but all there

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