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Shade Card - Gazelda Ltd, Leather Samples, 1936 Document Reg. No: SH 890050

Alternative name: Swatch Card, Colour Card.

Shade Card with small coloured leather samples, printed and issued by Gazelda Ltd., Watford, England, 1936. Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd., Melbourne were the sole agents for Gazelda in Australia. This document was found downstairs in the handbag showroom at Simpson's Gloves.
Shade card featuring a hard cover with a mottled brown and black textured surface, the title and deer's-head motif embossed in gold on the front cover. The four pages inside are of thick, off-white paper, each featuring eighteen rectangles of coloured leather, arranged in rows, with their shade names printed underneath in grey ink. A statement about the leather company is printed in grey on each left page. The Simpson's Gloves manufacturer's stamp is printed in black ink on the inside front and back covers. A single piece of brown leather is inserted in the front page.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Height), 17.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, glovemaking, leatherworking
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, Working Life & Trades Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: colour cards & guides
Inscriptions: Text: Gazelda/SHADE CARD/1936.
Issued By: Ford & Banks Ltd, Watford, Australia, 1936
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1936

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