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Booklet - Handbag Designs, Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd, circa 1970 Document Reg. No: SH 890059

Summary:
Booklet of Handbag designs by Simpson's Gloves Pty. Ltd., circa 1970. It was found near the handbag showroom. Leather handbags were introduced as a new production line in 1930, they eventually became the largest part of the business.

Simpson's Gloves initially manufactured leather jackets, coats and gloves of a high quality, particularly for an up-market local clientele in Victoria and interstate. Later the company also manufactured handbags, wallets, purses, sporting accessories, industrial gloves, caps and helmets.
Description:
12 photocopied pages of handbag drawings. The design of six handbags are depicted on each side of 12 sheets of paper. Each sheet is divided into six compartments by a ruled line. With each handbag design is its name and identification number: in the upper left corner. The length and width measurements of each handbag is in the lower left corner. The 13 pages of drawings are stapled together.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.50 cm (Height), 0.20 cm (Width), 20.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, glovemaking, leatherworking, clothing accessories, handbags
Themes this item is part of: 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, Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: product catalogues
Creator: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970
Place & Date Used: Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970

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