Okay; here are some mysterious button makers. Please contact me if you know more!
Who were the local manufacturers?
Update: It was most probably Sheridans Badges, a family firm started in 1913 by Victorian-born Charles Sheridan in Perth. The firm continues today. It had large contracts in both WW1 and WW2. See http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/research-areas/history/sheridans-badges for more on the history of this company. The button below is backmarked “Sheridan Perth”.
Below: What was the material used, and who were the firm?
Update: While I still can’t answer the above questions, here is a more detailed article printed in the Herald (Melbourne) 19th April 1950.
Printed with ‘An Australian Product’. Who produced these?
Update: There was an import/export company headed by Albert Jules Aucher called Aucher Limited started in 1928 and based in Sydney. The sample card of Mother of Pearl buttons below has TELEGRAMS “SUNUP” SYDNEY printed on it. Perhaps they supplied “Sunup Accessories”.
Could this be a Aussie product from the 1950’s?
I have seen Cygnet branded buttons advertised by various Aussie button sellers, so I am guessing they were are local product. Does anyone know anything about this brand?
Update: The photo below shows the same buckle on Cygnet and Walkers cards. This confirms that this was an Australian product.
Please help if you know anything about this product.