Can you spot the mistakes in this advert from 1949?
The detail below, with a correct advert for comparison:
I’ve never spelt sizes with a double ‘s’, but I’d like a card of those “Blueton Opal Glove buttons”!
Real Glove Buttons
Glove buttons were made in many styles, including jewelled, pearl, metal with trademarks, glass, ceramic (often 3 holed), lithographs, etc., and mostly in small or diminutive sizes. They were closed with between 2 (wrist length)to 21 buttons (full arm), depending on the length of the gloves. Gloves were actually measured by there button length!
For many metallic glove buttons there is a distinctive shank. The ends of the flattened U shape shank flattened are fixed under the edge of the back plate, which extends only part way across the back.