Black leather tote style handbag manufactured by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, circa 1949-1955. It was found in the large downstairs storeroom, under the cupboards. Many of this style of bag were found in an unfinished state in the factory.

Simpson's Gloves 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

Large oblong black leather handbag, metal clips and central metal locking device. Accessories include small leather purse and mirror, cotton lining.

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