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Purse - Red & Green Leather, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1950s-1960s Object Reg. No: SH 890178

Summary:
Purse made from red and green leather, with metal frame, 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.
Description:
Inside purse is a small navy blue cotton woven label with gold lettering: "SIMPSON'S (logo)".Base of purse extends and has pocket to take paper money. Folds back and press studs closed to main purse.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.50 cm (Width), 9.50 cm (Length)

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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
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
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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