Summary

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.

Physical Description

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.

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