25th April 2016

It’s fitting that on this Anzac day I have been able to find out about several more companies that manufactured uniform buttons for WW2,  and to purchase some examples.  I’ll share images when they arrive by post.

Today I may have solved one of my mysteries!  Up until today I didn’t know which manufacture was referred to in this article from 1934.

Previously WA police buttons were imported from England. Published in The Daily News (Perth), 27th June 1934

Previously WA police buttons were imported from England.
Published in The Daily News (Perth), 27th June 1934

It was most probably Sheridans Badges,  a family firm started in 1913 by  Victorian born Charles Sheridan in Perth that still continues today.  It had large contracts in both WW1 and WW2.  See http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/research-areas/history/sheridans-badges  for more on the history of this company.

From an Ebay sale: I doubt I'll be able to afford these buttons. The bidding is keen!

From an Ebay sale: I doubt I’ll be able to afford these buttons. The bidding is keen!

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