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Buttons - Boxed, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 890844

Box of initialed buttons. Used at Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, circa 1930s, in the production of handbags, wallets, etc..

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.
Square box covered in beige/tan marble patterned paper. Inside are thirty compartments holding gold and black initial buttons used for handbags, purses, wallets, etc.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 23 mm (Height), 195 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: leather products, trades, working life
Themes this item is part of: Simpson's Gloves 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, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: components & trims
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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