20th March 2017

And yet more tailor’s buttons:

R. C. Norman, Melbourne

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Richard Charles Norman was born in Middlesex in 1874.  He was a tailor in Melbourne from at least 1903 and  died in 1943.

Haigh Brothers, Melbourne

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Haigh Brothers were tailors and outfitters in Collins Street from 1853 through until at least 1926.

The Argus 18th June 1853.

The Argus 18th June 1853.

The Argus 27th November 1923.

The Argus 27th November 1923.

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circa 1883. Collins Street from Town Hall.

Burkby and Waggen, Sale

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Frederick James Burby and his son-in-law,  Vincent St.Clair Wagglen,  took over a tailoring business in Sale in 1923.

Gippsland Times, 12th March 1923.

Gippsland Times, 12th March 1923.

Less than 18 months later they dissolved the partnership,  with Mr Wagglen continuing alone.  There must be a sad tale underlying this,  as he only kept the business going for another two years before starting again in Sunshine.  This business in turn only lasted for around 3 years.  In the following years he was separated from his wife then in 1941 he died at the young age of 50 years.

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