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Handbag - Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Black Leather, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 890999

Summary:
Black leather handbag manufactured by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, circa 1950s. It was found in the storeroom behind the salesman's office.

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.
Description:
Black leather bag with flap extending from back to close with press stud on front. Two narrow short handles, front and back. Inside lined with black cotton material. One pocket on back, edge bound with strip of black leather, containing black coin purse and double sided mirror. Manilla tag attached to handle, both sides written in red pencil.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.50 cm (Width), 28.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, glovemaking, leatherworking, clothing accessories, handbags
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, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: sample products
Inscriptions: On tag: '19/- (nine- teen shillings)'
Small tag, front, in red pencil: '7203 / Blk / 29/6'
Small tag, back, in red pencil: '(indecipherable) / Black only / 12'
Manufacturer (Probable): Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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