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Mould - Crocodile Paw, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 890694

Crocodile paw mould, used to manufacture crocodile skin handbags at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond.

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.
Mould consisting of one wooden section with plaster moulded crocodile paw fixed to it. Other part of mould is plaster with hollowed out shape of paw. Mould used to imprint crocodile paw shape onto crocodile skin handbags.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 20.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: glovemaking, working life
Themes this item is part of: Simpson's Gloves 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, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: moulds
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1930s-1950s

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