11th December 2021

Cumpstons Perth

Backmark seen on back of WA Gaol Department uniform button. This may date from 1982-87.

As early as 1895, Richard Stanley Cumpston (1869-1940) was working as an engraver in Melbourne. By 1895 he had moved to Perth. In 1910 the first advertisement for Cumpston’s Engraving Works appeared. ( (Also from 1902 known he ran the the City Electric Engraving Works).  They engraved brassplates, stamps, made stencils and badges, etc. The firm was finally delisted in 1992. They had held many government contracts.

Sunday Times (Perth), 1st May 1910 page 2.

The Daily News (Perth), 27th October 1930 page 4.