7th April 2020

Another manufacturer:

Melbourne Button Pty Ltd:

This company started in 1935 and was supplying jute webbing for the Department of supply in 1954. They also advertised for a machinist for ‘fancy leather work’. A company of this name was deregistered in 1974.

The Herald, 28th May 1935.

Frank Henry Cowper was a director of various companies. They had moved from New Zealand to New South Wales, then around 1929 to Melbourne. His son Denis Lawson ‘Dave’ Cowper was an athlete, cricketer and rugby player. As a member of the Wallabies he toured South Africa in 1933.

From his Wikipedia entry.

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