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Glove Cutter - Thumb, Iron, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1950s-1960s Object Reg. No: SH 891050 5

Glove patterns and cutters used at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond. The heavy cutters date from the 1950s-1960s.

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.
Heavy iron glove cutter. The cutter is shaped to form the outline of an elongated thumb, extending downm the ppalm to the wrist, rounded at the top, and squared at the bottom. The top surface of the cutter is squared, and the bottom surface tapers in and is sharpened to a cutting blade. The iron is rusting.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25 mm (Height), 63 mm (Width)
Weight: 0.26 kg (Weight)

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Tagged with: cutting tools, glovemaking, 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
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: tools
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1950s-1960s
References: See Parent Record

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