Some new buttons, and a new mystery and then some laughs! First the buttons:
Beauclaire, Beutron, Walkers.
Now the mystery: Landico Pty Ltd. Coburg, Melbourne.
From 1949-1954 this “manufacturer of high class buttons” advertised for staff. They also sought salesmen in Gippsland, Western Victoria, Adelaide, Sydney and in Tasmania for their products. They registered designs for buttons (class 3) in 1955. I can find nothing else about this company.
148-154 Sydney Road, Coburg. The Landico office would have been in the right half of the Aussie Home Loans site. This strip is part of a hertiage precinct dating from the late 1880’s.
Now for the laugh. From ‘The New Idea for Women’ 4th July 1956:
They also recommended taping your bra straps to stop them slipping, and taping fresh flowers to your ear lobes. Charming!
What to do with an unexpected party invitation when you can’t afford something new? How about lampshade tassels to make glamorous earrings and matching necklace!