17th February 2023

More From the Archives

“Double Ring Edge”

Descriptions of buttons often were a part of coroner’s cases in the pre-DNA era.

The Mercury (Hobart), 27th November 1866 page 3.

The Herald (Melbourne), 17th November 1876 page 3.


In this case the inscription was possibly a brand name, as excelsior buttons were advertised in Australia from 1869-1896.

South Australian Register (Adelaide), 25th January 1893 page 7.

NSW Police Gazette, 3rd August 1910. “Slop” clothing was cheap, ready made clothing.

For any comment or query, please use the Contact page.