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Tailor's Dummy - Male, Adjustable, circa 1926 Object Reg. No: SH 890920

Alternative Name(s): Mannequin

Adjustable tailor's dummy used in coat, jacket and vest making at Simpson's Glove Factory, circa 1926. It was probably used for male garments as there are no breast raises. It was found near the old lift well upstairs.

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.
Adjustable tailor's dummy on a wooden stand and triangular frame. Made from stiffened cardboard with beige cotton stretched over a wooden screw-in frame.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 195.00 cm (Height), 45.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: clothing, trades, glovemaking, leatherworking, clothing trade
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
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: dummies
Place & Date Used: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1926-1928
Place & Date Used: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1928-1988

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