7th November 2021

Unusual Beutron


The solid tip of horns and antlers were once cut off and drilled for use as buttons/toggles. It’s amusing that plastic toggles were made to imitate this, when they are clearly not horn!

The Canberra Times, 19th May 1977 page 20. Duffle coats with genuine horn toggles.

Here’s information about toggles that, as a land lubber, I was unaware!

Examiner (Launceston, Tas), 29th April 1911 page 2.

Australian Women’s Weekly, 13th March 1957 page 45. Woollen duffle jacket featuring wooden toggles.


Wooden Buttons

The top buttons are probably made from coconut shell.

Both these type of fasteners were unusual for Beutron. These two cards date post July 1970, when the name Beutron was printed in block letters rather than cursive.