26th December 2018

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Tailors’ buttons:

W. Colyer, Adelaide:

William Colyer (1864-1933) took over his father’s business in 1891.

South Australian Register, 4th July 1891.

His father, George (1822-1897) had arrived in Adelaide in 1857 and operated as a tailor in King William Street at several locations. Around 1910, William moved to Pirie Street. He advertised at that location until 1924.

King William Street, 1875 from the State Library SA. George Colyer’s store front can be seen on the left.

Southern Cross, 25th June 1915.

A. E. Barlow, Parade, Norwood:

Arthur Edgar Barlow (1878-1957) ran “The Norwood House For Men’s Wear” from c.1915-1943 in the Parade, Norwood.

The Mail, 5th June 1915.

F. Budden & Son, Muswellbrook:

In 1921 Frank Budden sold his tailoring business to his son, Reginald Frank Budden, after 36 years in business. The business name was F.Budden & Son from 1922 until 1931. After this the name appears to have changed to Budden’s Tailor shop.

The Muskellbrook Chronicle, 21st December 1923.

The Muswell Chronicle, 16th March 1934 Frank Budden c.1899




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