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I have recently been asked about Carr snap fasteners. The company started in England in 1911, opened a branch in America in 1920 and in South Australia in 1928 where they are still operating. They made fasteners for motor cars, as well as for clothing. Here is a (slightly blurry) picture from Museum Victoria’s collection of a sample card of fasteners c.1950:
Here is an ad from 1944 form England:
This is a very hard area for dating. This American link has a few pictures: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/dating-clothes-by-snaps.75667/
And, amusingly .. from the News, 1st April 1943: