More from the archives:
Haim Slavin was born in Minsk, Russia in 1879 and came to Australia in 1929. As shown above, he lived at 297 Rae Street, North Fitzroy. Curiously, for some-one styling himself as ‘Pearlbutton Manufacturing Company’, he was trying to register a design for a wooden button in 1933. Also, he did not include his full name, just “H. Slavin”, which prompted the registrar to write and request him to do it properly. Presumably he did not, as the design application was abandoned. Perhaps Haim had found out that his company name was already in use by a firm in Sydney? Perhaps it was all too hard?