21st March 2023

Tailors’ buttons

A. Miller & Sons, Ballarat

Just a quick explanation: I have listed tailors/store buttons on the “branded buttons” pages in alphabetical order, as written on the buttons, not alphabetically by the surname, as naming on the buttons is inconsistent. For example, from this tailor traded under the above name, but for 1918 changed to just ‘Millers, Ballarat’. See http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/branded-buttons/branded-buttons-tailors-buttons-m-r/

Davies & Swaine, Fitzroy


These tailors were located in Brunswick St, Fitzroy from around 1909 until 1926, when their shop fittings were being sold (so presumably the business had ceased).


Ball & Welch  Prop’ty Ltd

An unusal way to abbreviate ‘propriety limited’. See also http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/branded-buttons/branded-buttons-department-store-buttons-a-g/#B

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