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Household Scales - Salter, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: SH 890640

Household scales, to 28 pounds, made by Salter, Great Britain, circa 1920s.

Used to weigh parcels and leather goods at Simpson's Gloves Pty, Ltd, Richmond.

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
Tin and cast iron, painted cream. Simple mechanism for weighing - tin dish on top on which items were placed to be weighed.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Height), 30.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, working life
Themes this item is part of: Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Science & Measurement 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: balances & scales
Inscriptions: "HOUSEHOLD SCALE / (Salter's logo) / BRITISH MADE".
Manufacturer: Salter, England, Great Britain, circa 1920s
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1920s-1970s

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