1st October 2018

New tailors’ buttons:

H.J. Bean: Melbourne

Herbert Josiah Bean was a tailor and clothier who operated from Elizabeth Street from 1913 until 1920 when the building was sold. He was later described as a merchant and an investor, and would hold the office of president of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria from around 1930-33.

The Herald, 27th January 1916

J. Sinclair: Melbourne

I have previously mentioned “Sinclair’s of Collins Street” owned by Arthur James Sinclair.

James Sinclair, who died in 1908, was his father, and had started the business around 1896 in Swanston Street.  (A.J. did not change the company’s name until c.1921.)

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