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Handbag - Black Suede, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 890126

Summary:
Ladies' black suede handbag, circular box style with gold trim. Black suede strap.

Made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, circa 1950s.

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:
Black grosgrain lining with unusual inset mirror.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 17.00 cm (Width), 35.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: leather products, leatherworking, trades, working life
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 inside reads "Made by Simpson's Gloves P/L / Victoria (logo) / Calf."
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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