TIMELESS in MORE WAYS THAN ONE. 

January 2022

These two pairs of Pinkham gloves were given to the Pinkham Collection by Lynn Jamieson of Timeless Gloves in West Sussex. An established dealer in vintage fashion Lynn has sixth sense when it comes to seeking out Pinkham gloves and many pairs in the collection have come from her stock.

Both of these pairs are timeless and would look great on any lady’s hands today. The yellow pair from the late fifties is quite rare and  beautifully made in Helanca, a stretch fabric of Rayon and Nylon and have four faux pearls on each cuff. The black pair is so delightful for the honest and humble simplicity.

See them with many other pairs of Pinkham gloves at  pinkhamgloves.co.uk/the-gloves

 

Yellow pearl
black cotton

BRIDGEND BEAUTIES 

January 2022

Pinkham gloves were exported all over the world and this glamorous pair of long black evening gloves were discovered in Bridgend in Wales. Manufactured around 1960 they are made from Helanca fabric which is a Nylon / Rayon mix and is very elastic. It meant that gloves could be stretched over the hand to look skin tight.

See them with many other pairs of Pinkham gloves at  pinkhamgloves.co.uk/the-gloves

 

black halenca

PARAPHERNALIA
AT FULL STRETCH 

December 2021

This unusual pair of Edwardian carved boxwood glove stretchers were discovered in Derbyshire. The delightfully carved dogs heads have glass eyes and notice the 'stitching' running all the way around. How many ladies use such stylish things today?

See more glove stretchers at:  pinkhamgloves.co.uk/paraphernalia

 

Boxwood stretchers
close up

ANOTHER MASTERPIECE

November 2021

Recent research in The British Newspaper Archive has thrown up a wealth of Pinkham material which includes these two adverts from 1955. They speak for themselves.

More of the archive can be seen at:  pinkhamgloves.co.uk/media-adverts

The-Sketch-21-09-1955
The-Sketch-20-04-1955

With thanks to the The British Newspaper Archive britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

RUCHED ALL ROUND

October 2021

East Sussex is where this unusual pair of white nylon Pinkham gloves were recently found. What makes them interesting is the ruched strip around the wrist. Dating from the mid-1950s these would have been made in several colours.

ruched

NEW FINDS

September 2021

Two pairs of Pinkham gloves from Timelessgloves on the South Coast have just found their way to the Pinkham Collection. One black pair and one cream pair of cotton embroidered Nylon gloves.  Both pairs date from the late 1950’s and are in beautiful unworn condition.

black embroidery
cream embroidery

FAMILY ALBUM

July 2021

Granddaughter of Leslie Pinkham, Liz Magem has unearthed some until now rarely seen family photos dating back to the 1920s and 30s.

Mother and son
MOTHER & SON

Leslie and his mother Rebecca in 1939 a year after William had died.

THREE GENERATIONS

Leslie and Elsie with William and their four children summer 1934

Back Row; Elsie  Leslie  William  David  ??  Marie

Front row: Richard  John

Three gereations
christening
MARIE'S CHRISTENING 1925

John   Marie  Richard   David

FIT FOR A QUEEN

May 2021

At the Queen’s coronation in 1953 each of the lady guests were given a glove clip with an enamelled badge bearing ER. These clips were used to secure a pair of gloves to a lady’s handbag when not being worn. One has been added to the Pinkham Collection go to: https://pinkhamgloves.co.uk/paraphernalia/

Coronation clip 2
Coronation clip 1
in use

COMING HOME

February 2021

Towards the end of 2020 Ashley Smith made contact and explained that he had a barometer which had been presented to Leslie Pinkham in 1948 and Ashley has now reunited it with the Pinkham Collection. He had acquired the barometer in an auction with some other items a few years ago in South Essex and had researched its background to discover the Company’s history. It is now a treasured item and heartfelt thanks go to Ashley for getting in touch. More about this amazing find at: https://pinkhamgloves.co.uk/family/

 

plaque
barometer

WEDDING BELLS

January 2021

Sylvia Clark made contact and recalled the story of her mother  Sylvia Iren Clark (née Lloyd) who worked at the Dagenham factory with a friend Margaret Clark. On one occasion there was a works outing to see a show at the London Palladium and Margaret asked Sylvia if she would like to go to the show on a blind date with Margaret’s brother Alan Clark. The rest as the saying goes is history.