20th April 2022

A Smattering of Vintage Buttons

In the late 1940s, buttons with concentric rings in their design were very common. These are probably all from General Plastics, although G. Herring produced similar designs.

These are probably all from the early 1950s, except the rounded triangle at the top, which is a Leda design from the late 1950s.

The pink buttons are a common design from general Plastics, but these are the smallest I’ve seen, around 12mm diametere. The Glass Czech buttons were sold by Coles. Both would have been fiddly to sew on, with small holes. Smaller holes were more typical of pre WW2 buttons.

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