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Handbag - White Leather, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 890137

White leather barrel shaped ladies' handbag with red trim, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, 1960. Retailed by Olga Geiger, Collins Street, Melbourne.

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.
.1 Ladies white leather barrel shaped handbag with red trim. Handles attached to gold rods. tan suede-like material lining. .2 White leather money purse .3 Hand mirror .4 Box with Simpsons label which reads No.7793 (logo) .5 Box lid.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 26.50 cm (Height), 26.50 cm (Width), 23.50 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: Printed label: No 7793. Label inside reads "K.O. Geiger of Collins Street Melbourne".
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1960
Retailer: K Geiger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960

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