K.G. Luke Pty Ltd:
Sir Kenneth George Luke (1896-1971) was a successful business man and VFL football administrator. He founded an electroplating and metal manufacturing business in Melbourne in 1925. It would become a successful silverware and military accoutrement firm and also made hospital equipment. In 1953 it was floated as a public company. The name changed to Luke Ltd in 1976 and was taken over by National Consolidated Ltd in 1983.
This button below is interesting: After the battle for Guadalcanal the First Marine Division came to Australia for a retrofit and the ‘Australian Battle Jacket” was made for them in 1943. It was referred to as the Vandegrift jacket. This style of button is known as a “great seal button”, and has been made by many different firms for the U.S. army since 1902.