29th June 2022

Travlon Trimmings

Although some of these buttons imitate horn, bone, shell, or stone, they are all plastic. One of these buttons is an example of a branded button (see below). Perhaps some of the other current or recent branded buttons shared on this blog previously also came from Travlon?


R. M. Williams

Reginald Murry Williams  established a leather goods concern in 1932, moving to a small factory in his father’s back shed in Percy Street, Prospect in 1934.

Chronicle (Adelaide), 2nd May 1935 page 3.

It was the leather riding boots that become particularly successful. He developed a successful mail order business.

The company expanded into hats and clothing. In the 1970s the workshop moved to Salisbury, a suburb of Adelaide. Mr Williams sold the business in 1988. He passed away in 2003, aged 95 years. The company spent time in overseas ownership, but since 2020 returned to Australian ownership when Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Tattarang investment group acquired it. It now has 74 stores both here and around the world.

The Australian Women’s Weekly, 18th March 1981 page 33.

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