Australite Button Manufacturing Co:
The Lightning Button Company:
This company made covered buttons. It expanded into pleating and then clothing manufacturing.
In 1918 the company was registered by Elizabeth Viola Marduel. She was divorcing her husband and may have needed to support herself.
It changed ownership in May 1920, but only several months later the owners dissolved their partnership, with Salae George Saleh continuing as sole proprietor.
In 1928 the firm became the Lightning Button and Pleating Company Ltd, and by 1937 it was a propriety limited company.
It found work during WW2 making khaki clothing for the Government, and in 1943 opened a clothing factory in Kiama.
In 1950 Cladders Limited, a clothing company, bought shares in the company, so that it became a subsidiary of Cladders. The company was deregistered in 1992.