Boy's cap mid blue leather. with brim and ear flaps, chin strap and buckle. Cotton tartan lining. The cap was made circa 1947-1957 at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd.

Simpson's Gloves was established in Victoria St, Richmond, in 1924. It manuufactured leather gloves, coats, handbags, helmets and associated leather goods in response to market demands, largely for an up-market clientele. The company first operated in Smith Street, and subsequently Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, relocating to Victoria Street, Richmond in 1928, where it remained until it was sold in 1988. The large proportion of its employees were women.

Museum Victoria's Simpson's Glove Collection covers all aspects involved in the process of manufacturing, from design and cutting to the machine work and the sales and marketing of the finished products. The collection documents many industrial and social issues.

Physical Description

Boy's cap mid blue leather. Eight triangular pieces on crown. Brim and piece with ear flaps attached. Chin strap and buckle. Cotton tartan lining.

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