Heel Protectors - Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1930s Reg. No: SH 890078
- Motorist's heel protectors, boxed, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty, Ltd, Richmond, 1930s. Protectors made from brown leather cut and darted to fit over ladies' high- heeled shoes. Brown elastic to hold onto shoe heels.
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.
- Cardboard box, containing one pair of brown heel protectors.
- Acquisition Information:
- Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
- Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
|Dimensions:||13.4 cm (Width), 13.4 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Box & Lid|
|Tagged with:||glovemaking, leatherworking, trades, shoes, motor cars|
|Themes this item is part of:||Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Transport 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:||components & trims|
|Inscriptions:||One has tag attached by fine string, tag stamped "555". On top of box lid, printed in brown ink:"(logo) HEEL / PROTECTORS / for / MOTORISTS". On edge of lid, "555" in brown stamp; in pencil "3/6" and "Brown".|
|Manufacturer:||Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1930s|
This item is part of the following themes:
- Simpson's Gloves Collection
- Clothing & Textiles Collection
- Transport 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