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Sign - 'Boy Wanted To Learn Trade', Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 890772

Summary:
Sign inviting applications for a boy, 14-16 years old, to learn a trade at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, circa 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.
Description:
Sign, sheet of hardboard or Masonite nailed to frame, painted white all over, with grey edging vertically. Lettering in black. Lengths of wire attached to each corner for displaying. Wire wound around screws partially protruding from frame at back.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 46.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 43.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, working life
Themes this item is part of: Workers at Simpson's Gloves Factory, 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, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: signage
Inscriptions: Text: BOY/WANTED/TO LEARN/TRADE.
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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