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Handbag - Black Patent, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 890132

Ladies' black patent handbag with gilt frame and clasp, and single strap.

Made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, circa 1960.

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.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History

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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: Cotton lining with Simpson's label reading "Made by Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd., (logo) / Victoria / Top Grain Hide." Label attached to handle reads "9057 / Pat vin".
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960

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