The Gloves

Throughout the years of production from the early days of The National Glove Company ENGECIE and W Pinkham & Son many thousands of styles and colours of gloves were produced in many different materials. Following the second world war, twice a year, a new collection of styles was produced to meet the needs of each particular market and reflected new trends in fashion.  A resident designer, with the help and co-operation of designers in New York, Paris, Vienna and Germany kept abreast of market and fashion changes.

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As is the case today, colours were important and every season each style of gloves was produced in many different colours reflecting the latest fashions that were in vogue at the time.

A small example of the many years of production is shown below. The gloves were manufactured in a wide range of fine leathers, suedes and fabrics including Milanese Silk, Doelyk, Nylon Jersey, Nylon Simplex, Cotton Simplex, Sea Island Cotton, Helanca Satin and Scottish Woollen Tartans.

 Earlier examples can be seen in the Pioneering Years pages of the OUR HISTORY section

In 2021 a number of pairs of Engecie and Pinkham gloves were accepted by The Glove Collection Trust to be permanently held in their collection.
The collection is recognised as one of the finest collections of its kind in the world with over two thousand pairs of gloves some dating back the sixteenth century.
This means that twenty five pairs of Engecie and Pinkham gloves will remain in the collection in perpetuity. They can be seen on the Glove Collection Trust's website theglovecollection.uk

 

A lady is known by her shoes and her gloves

 

The National Glove Company - trade mark Engecie

 

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This rare example of an Engecie silk glove dates to 1912 

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W Pinkham & Son Ltd

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Nylon
Cotton & Rayon
Nylon & Rayon
Nylon & Rayon
RAF silk glove liner
RAF silk glove liner
RAF silk liner label
WD label 1944
Bri-Nylon
Bri-Nylon
Nylon
Nylon
Nylon
Cotton
Nylon & Rayon
Leather
Bri-Nylon
Leather
Nylon
Cotton
Nylon
Nylon
Nylon
Nylon & Rayon
Leather
Nylon & Rayon satin (Duchesse)
Nylon
100% Nylon
Cotton
Cotton
Bri-Nylon
100% Nylon
Leather
Nylon Rayon Helanca
Leather
Leather
Nylon & Rayon
Leather
Nylon & Rayon
Leather
Nylon
Ladder proof nylon
100% Cotton
Bri-Nylon
Cotton Simplex
Nylon & Rayon
Helanca satin
Nylon
Leather
Leather
Leather
Leather
100% Nylon
Bri-Nylon
Nylon Organza
Nylon & Rayon
Cotton
100% Nylon
Cotton
Bri-Nylon
Leather
Leather
Bri-Nylon Organza
Leather
Leather
Leather
Nylon
100 Nyl;on
Cotton Simplex
Wool & Cotton
Leather
Leather
Leather
Cotton
Nylon
Cotton
Cotton
Nylon
Cotton
Satin Nylon Stretch
Cotton
Nylon
Bri-Nylon
Nylon
Cotton Simplex
Helanca
Satin Nylon Stretch
Bri-Nylon
Cotton
Bri-Nylon
Nylon & Rayon Satin (Duchesse)
100% Nylon
Bri-Nylon
Nylon
Bri-Nylon
Nylon
Bri-Nylon
Bri-Nylon
Cotton
Nylon
Nylon
Satin Cotton Stretch
Nylon
Nylon
Nylon
Helanca
Nylon
Nylon
Satin Nylon Stretch
Bri-Nylon
Nylon
Cotton
Nylon
Nylon
Nylon
Cotton
Cotton
Nylon & Rayon
Nylon & Rayon
Nylon
Nylon & Rayon
Wool & Cotton
Nylon
Nylon
Cotton
Satin (Duchesse)
Bri-Nylon
Nylon & Rayon
Helanca
Cotton (Sea Island)
Nylon & Rayon Satin (Duchesse)
Bri-Nylon
WW2 sniper's glove
WW2 sniper's glove
WW2 Ski mitten
WW2 Ski mitten
Satin Nylon Stretch
Nylon
Nylon & Rayon
Nylon
Nylon
Nylon
Nylon
Rayon & Cotton
Nylon
Nylon
Wool & Cotton
Nylon & Rayon
Helanca
Nylon
Nylon
100% Nylon
Helanca
Nylon & Rayon
Leather
Cotton
Nylon & Rayon
Bri-Nylon
Satin Nylon Stretch
Satin Nylon Stretch
Nylon
Nylon & Rayon
Nylon
Helanca
Nylon
Nylon
Helanca
Helanca
Cotton

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