16th January 2019


A lovely counter top display from the 1950s. (Two of the white buttons have been replaced; the originals must have fallen off.) The style is number 660.

Here are close-ups of the colours.

The size of the buttons are (from the top down) 18, 22,26, 30, 35, and 44 lignes (1/40 inch = 1 ligne or line).


4 thoughts on “16th January 2019

  1. Susan Waterer

    Hi, I have an original Gripper Fasteners on the red card as shown on one of your pages.
    I hhave a box of old buttons that have been handed down from my father (who was a shirt maker) and from a family store in Ballarat in the 1880/90s and after that in Melbourne.
    Are you able to date the Gripper Fasteners on red card that is on this web-site?

    1. abuttonadmin Post author

      These cards were advertised from 1950 to 1960, but may have been sold for longer than this. There were a lot of tailors in Ballarat it seems!


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