8th September 2017

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.

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