21st March 2017

Further tailor’s buttons:

Newbury & Son, Melbourne

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Charles Hyatt Newbury,  son of Charles Hyatt Newbury senior,  grocer,  and later his son, Charles Robert Newbury,  were mercers and drapers in City Road,  Emerald Hill (now South Melbourne) from before 1890 until at least 1922.  The next Charles (Renton) Newton let down the family by becoming an orthodontist.

1934 CR Newbury

The Record (Emerald Hill) October 1922.

The Record (Emerald Hill) October 1922.

Waldrop Pty. Ltd. Melbourne

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George Waldrop started his tailoring and mercers business around 1885.  It was taken over by Roger David Pty. Ltd. in 1977.

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Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser 14th October 1921

The table below,  from the same article above regarding Wardrop’s,  shows the staggering size of the clothing industry in Melbourne in the 1920-1930’s.

The Argus 10th April 1935.

The Argus 10th April 1935.

 

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