Doling Knifes - Blanchard, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 890872

Alternative Name(s): Paring Knife, Skiving Knife

Doling Knifes manufactured by Blanchard circa 1930s. Used at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, where it was found in the large downstairs storeroom in a box with some head knives. This type of knife is used mainly for paring down edges of leather (removing unwanted thickness), often prior to gluing and stitching.

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.
Four doling knives wrapped in scraps of cotton knit material.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34.00 cm (Height), 9.40 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: trades, working life, 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: tools
Inscriptions: Impressed on blades: "Blanchard (logo) a Paris".
Place & Date Manufactured: France, circa 1930s
Place & Date Used: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1980s

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