A reader has kindly shared this lovely shot of casein buttons she inherited from her grandmother, who was employed by a drycleaners in Adelaide. A ‘spare’ button would be sewn inside the hem of dresses. What a service!
Here are some new Beutrons from circa 1950.
These Beutron ‘Wash Buttons’ are a match for the ‘Bonnie Buttons’ I’ve shared with you previously. Perhaps G.Herring used this label before they adopted the name Beutron, or else a British company that made Bonnie supplied these buttons to Herring (the card does say British Made’. Casein was a ‘controlled commodity’ during and after WW2 and local button manufacturers may have had trouble getting supplies.