Book End - Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Green Suede, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 890080

Green suede book end probably manufactured by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, circa 1930s. It was found in the small downstairs storeroom at the factory. It may have been made to celebrate centenary of City of Melbourne in 1934.

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.
Bookend covered with green suede, with black leather square on upright, ornamented with metal badge showing coat of arms of City of Melbourne. Bookend lined with brown leather.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.00 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Width), 8.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: trades, glovemaking, leatherworking, book ends
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, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Working Life & Trades Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: office equipment
Inscriptions: Under coat of arms: 'MELBOURNE'
Handwritten on paper tag, in pencil: '277'
Handwritten on paper tag, in ink: 'S/M'
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s
Organisation Depicted: City of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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