30th June 2019

New find: Kencrest

Despite the printing on the card, the name was meant to be Kencrest NOT Kendrest!

Tailor’s button:

J. Miller Anderson & Co

Button dates from 1857-1915.

A post on the 11th October 2017 described the history of this firm. Along with this button from Carol’s collection, here are some images from the State Library of South Australia.

James Miller Anderson c.1900. Born in Scotland in 1828. Moved to Adelaide in 1849. Took over firm in 1857. Retired 1917, aged 89 years. Died 1923, aged 95 years.

The store in the centre of this image, from 1881.

Full page advert from the Critic, 9th September 1899.




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