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

 

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

Buttons and buckles from post 1966. Note the price stickers from the now defunct Waltons.

 

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

The same buckle as above,   but on a Cygnet branded card. Presumably Cygnet was owned,  distributed,  or taken over by Walkers. 

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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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3 buckles; thanks to Carol

4 buckles thanks to Carol.

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