S.A.W. Co Adelaide:
This is another version from the South Australian Woollen Company.
The previously shared (on 12th Feb 2019) button was marked
‘S. A. Wn. Co’.
Mackintosh & Co Adelaide:
Donald Macqueen Mackintosh (1857-1935) came to South Australia from Moy, Scotland around 1890.
In 1897 the firm purchased and merged with the tailoring firm of T. G. Brown. It continued under the original name until 1903, when Donald moved to Melbourne and the firm was renamed E. Lucas & Co. Donald worked Melbourne for Holle, then on his own; he also opened a branch in Perth. he was still operating in Melbourne in 1923.
E. Storr & Son, Adelaide:
Edwin Storr and his son Francis ran this firm from 1897.
Another “Slouch Hat” button
S. S. & S. Melbourne:
Someone and son?
G. T. Cooper Framlington:
There was a George T. Cooper listed at Camperdown around 1889-1907. No other details have been found.
Skurrie & Son, Carlton:
Joseph Skurrie (1855-1927) and his son James (1864-1938) ran this business from 1879.
For your viewing pleasure:
New tailor’s button:
William and his son Judson Dobinson were engaged in “the study of the philosophy of dress in all its ramifications” from 1852 in the ‘Hall of Commerce’, and Alex Piper Street, Kyneton. They were drapers, outfitters, milliners, dressmakers, tailors and mercers, importers, wholesale and retail. William retired in 1866. The firm was known as Daniel and Dobson from 1873-1880 then the firm became A. & J. Dobinson around 1880, the sons Judson and Alex continuing the business in Kyenton and Echuca.
Above: from the Leader, 16th September, 1893.
New ‘Lovely Lady’ buttons: This is a new pattern in my collection.
This is only the second (partial) card of this type I’ve seen:
Wardrop (Collingwood): This button from Carol pairs the one in my collection from Wardrop’s Melbourne store. This is the first tailoring button I’ve seen of the “whistle” type, i.e. with one hole on top and two underneath. This allowed the thread attaching the button to sit below the surface of the button face.
G. Griska, Preston
George Feliz Griezka was born in Austria in 1877. He married Mary Ann Duffy in Melbourne in 1904 and was naturalised as an Australian citizen in 1905. His name was variously spelt as Griezka, Griczka and Griska. The couple moved to Wangaratta where Mary had family, but moved back to Melbourne in 1914. George operated his tailoring concern in Preston from 1924 until at least 1949. Mary died in 1930, and George remarried in 1945. He died in 1960.
For Your Viewing Pleasure:
Muscatine Pearl Works:
Established in 1890 as the Muscatine Pearl Novelty Company , with the name changed in 1920. Sold buttons under the Luckday branding from 1935.
New Finds: Carol shared this design back on 11th April 2017, mounted on a Coronet card but with hand-painted details. Circa 1940s.
I have shared many versions of the “Beauclaire Rose”. The design was recycled for decades. When I bought this example I thought it was another version mounted on lucite, but no! It is glass!
Six of these have been mounted on faux-velvet covered cardboard, and set in a cheap gift box.
Did Beauclaire import the glass buttons and embellish them with the rose? Were the buttons in their entirety made overseas? Who were the nameless and forgotten designers, whose work was so successful?
For your viewing pleasure:
From the past; Articles from Trove about Stokes
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Australian uniform buttons:
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