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Purse - Red Leather, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1950s-1960s Object Reg. No: SH 890938

Red leather purse, with two divisions, one of two compartments for coins, closes with zipper along top and one side. Made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, 1950s-1960s.

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.
Other compartment folded in thirds and fastened with press stud, has two pockets for paper money, documents, etc.. Pockets made from suede, back one lined with hectic checked material. Purse lined with suede, red leather gussets at side.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.00 cm (Height), 2.50 cm (Width), 11.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: clothing accessories, trades, women s clothing accessories
Themes this item is part of: Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, 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
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: sample products
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1950s-1960s

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