4th June 2019

More Tailors’ buttons:

Whilst awaiting other button finds, I am slowly working through some of Carol’s collection of tailoring buttons. I’m always happy to share any pictures Australian buttons from your collections.

Andrews & Son, North Melbourne:

This concern advertised from 1895-1914 at 226 Victoria Street, North Melbourne.

North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Advertiser 21st February 1902.

W, Adam & Sons, Maryborough:

William Anderson Adam was born in Glasgow in 1833. He came to Melbourne in 1864 then reached Queensland by 1864. He settled in Maryborough in 1874. In 1881 he started a drapers store with partners Messrs Bailey and Bartholomew. In 1886 he continued alone as “Glasgow House Drapers”, presumably named after his home town. On the first of January 1902 he welcomed two of his sons,  Charles Henry (1884-1934) and Samuel Bettison (1868-1934), into partnership. The next year he died, aged 69 years.  Although Charles and Samuel both died in 1934, the business was still in operation in 1947.

Charles Henry Adam. He was a councillor from 1911 and Mayor from 1924-30.

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