Buttons in the News
The following article was printed in newspapers around the country …
If the story is true, and not an exaggeration, the buttons must have been in boxes or bags awaiting carding. I can’t quite picture a foot deep pile of buttons just “falling off” a lorry. They weren’t transported loose by the truck load, although they were imported in cases.
Tough times; 18 months hard labour for a card of buttons.
South Australian Register, 21st May 1863 page 3.
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