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Handbag - Taupe Leather & Beige Linen, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1970-1975 Object Reg. No: SH 890123

Summary:
Taupe leather and beige linen ladies' handbag, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, 1970-1975.

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:
Ladies' taupe leather and beige linen style fabric handbag with zip closure. Beige stitching. Bag is bucket style Yellow label attached to bag.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 40.00 cm (Height), 19.00 cm (Width), 30.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, trades
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
Inscriptions: Label text: This Handbag has been made/to exacting standards from the/best and most suitable materials,/whether leather, fabric, or the/modern synthetics./Designed and crafted by/Simpson's/Makers of fine Leathergoods.
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1975

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