New ‘Lovely Lady’ buttons: This is a new pattern in my collection.
This is only the second (partial) card of this type I’ve seen:
Searching for “Boil Proof. Iron Proof” buttons in Trove, the term only comes up from 1946-9 in advertising.
Wardrop (Collingwood): This button from Carol pairs the one in my collection from Wardrop’s Melbourne store. This is the first tailoring button I’ve seen of the “whistle” type, i.e. with one hole on top and two underneath. This allowed the thread attaching the button to sit below the surface of the button face.
George Feliz Griezka was born in Austria in 1877. He married Mary Ann Duffy in Melbourne in 1904 and was naturalised as an Australian citizen in 1905. His name was variously spelt as Griezka, Griczka and Griska. The couple moved to Wangaratta where Mary had family, but moved back to Melbourne in 1914. George operated his tailoring concern in Preston from 1924 until at least 1949. Mary died in 1930, and George remarried in 1945. He died in 1960.
For Your Viewing Pleasure:
Muscatine Pearl Works:
Established in 1890 as the Muscatine Pearl Novelty Company , with the name changed in 1920. Sold buttons under the Luckday branding from 1935.
Carol’s Slouch Hat collection: refer to 6th May 2109 post.
Although Carol has labelled these as a fund raiser from WW2, I suspect they may be post WW2 as I can find no newspaper article about them, and fundraising “Button Days” were well covered in the media. Has anyone a green one, or any other colour not shown above, to complete Carol’s collection? Contact me if you can help.
Late 1940s-early 50s Beutron Button card: also from Carol.
A detectorist has asked me to investigate a tailor’s button marked “Benson Parramatta”:
Robert Benson and partners ran a business as Drapers and clothiers in Alburn Street, Goulburn under the name of ‘Butler & Co” which was sold in 1879. Robert then went to Parramatta where he ran a tailor’s and outfitter’s business until his untimely death of rheumatic fever in June 1885, at the age of only 35 years.
Twentyman & Stamper were established around 1858 at 23 Bridge Street, Ballarat. When Thomas Stamper retired in February 1878 the partnership between Stamper and John Twentyman was dissolved, with John continuing alone as ‘ J. Twentyman, The People’s Tailor”. He died in 1899, aged seventy, his son Thomas inheriting and continuing the business under the same name. He had been born in Exter, England, came come to Victoria in 1854. He was remembered as a benevolent and charitable man. The business was succeed in 1909 by ‘Brown and Morris’.