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Handbag - Navy Blue Calf, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 890950

Navy blue calf ladies' handbag, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, 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.
Navy blue calf brick shaped bag, with two short handles. Small strap on front with press stud closure. Lid opens with leather hinge along back. Lined with navy blue moire. Mirror glued to inside of lid. Money purse made from double thickness of moire, gilt frame. Small chain attaching purse to bag.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Width), 23.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: 9.5 cms High

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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: Small tag attached to handle: "7718 / Navy Calf / NH/M" on reverse "30/- / HH/M". Simpson's label sewn into lining.
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1950s

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