Framed Crossing the Equator Certificate issued to Mr. Amos Simpson on the S.S.Monterey on 26 October 1933. This certificate hung in Amos' office at the Simpson's Gloves factory.

Amos Simpson was born in Stafford, England in 1878. The son of a shoemaker, he worked in the trade in England and briefly in Massachusetts, USA. He migrated to Melbourne in July 1914 at the age of 36. In 1924 he formed Simpson's Gloves, in partnership with Henry James Atkins. Simpson was a red-haired man with something of a temper. He hated to spend money on anything that would not increase production and profits. No scrap of leather was wasted, and nothing ever thrown out, either material or equipment.

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