Walkers (Bertram Pacific/Delphi/Cygnet/E. Walker & Son Pty. Ltd.)

This company was registered in December 1954.  Previously registered names include Walkers Fashion Accessories, E. Walker & Son,  Walkers BHS,  and Bertram fabrics)  of the company now trading as Bertram Pacific Pty. Ltd.  Therefore I presume that tubes and cards of ‘Walkers’ buttons are from this company.  That in turn suggests ‘Delphi’ was part of,  or merged into,  this company as cards exist of  both Walkers and Delphi buttons described as ‘A Delphi Product’.

Delphi (whoever they were) sold 'Delphi Style' and 'Walkers' buttons. ?? Australian.

Walkers. A Delphi product.

Walkers. A Delphi product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published in the Narrogin Observer (WA) 2nd December 1954.

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Published in The Mercury( Hobart) 14th August 1954.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The box below shows that Delphi was merged into the Beauclaire line of buttons.  The name ‘Delphi’ was phased out but ‘Walkers’ continued into circa the late 1960’s,  (presumably used by Beutron who bought out Beauclaire in 1957).   E.Walker & Son  were distributors of Korbond products in they 1950’s.  The buttons on their cards below were probably distributed rather than produced by the company.

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The style of the card for these black glass buttons seems quite dated, even for 1954.

The style of the card for these black glass buttons seems quite dated,  even for 1954.

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More glass buttons, ‘Pinnacle’, in grey and green.

1950's style Walkers buckles. I have 5 of each...so if anyone is interested I'll sell you one for $5 plus postage.

1950’s style Walkers buckles. I have 5 of each…so if anyone is interested I’ll sell you one for $5 plus postage.

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The same buckle on a Cygnet branded card. Presumably Cygnet was owned by Walkers.

The same buckle on a Cygnet branded card. Presumably Cygnet was owned or distributed, by Walkers.  Some cards with more modern typeset are below.

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Label and lid from a tube of buttons, showing an example of one of the buttons on the sample card above.

Label and lid from a tube of buttons,  showing an example of one of the buttons on the sample card above.

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?1970's example

? 1970’s example.

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3 buckles; thanks to Carol

4 buckles thanks to Carol.

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Gorgeous 1950's ?casein button and ?1970's buckle.

Gorgeous 1950’s ?casein button and ?1970’s buckle.