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Sign - 'The Man We Need', Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 890103

Summary:
Sign setting out the virtues and characteristics of the ideal employee or 'The Man We Need'. Signed at the bottom by Amos Griffiths Simpson, co-founder of Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond. Displayed in the factory for employees to read.

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.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.00 cm (Height), 22.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, trades
Themes this item is part of: Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Amos Griffiths Simpson, Glove Manufacturer (1878-1953), Amos Griffiths Simpson, Glove Manufacturer (1878-1953), Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, 1924-1988, Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, 1924-1988, Production Processes at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Production Processes at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Working Life at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Working Life at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Workers at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Workers at Simpson's Gloves Factory
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: signage
Inscriptions: Text: The Man We Need/We care little about his accent or his ancestors, nor are we at all impressed/by the signifigance of his school tie./Superficial cleverness and flashiness are useless to us. We want him to/have knowledge, but it must be useful knowledge./He must be proud of his work and interested in it. He must be prepared/to face difficulties and to have confidence in his ability to overcome them.
Authorised By: Amos Simpson - Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd., Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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