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

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.
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
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.50 cm (Height), 0.20 cm (Width), 20.40 cm (Length)

More information

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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