7th September 2020

What an interesting find, reportedly from the 1920s; I didn’t think trouser buttons were made in Australia?!

In Carol’s collection.

It prompted me to search in Trove for article about metal trouser buttons:

Daily telegraph (Sydney), 28th January 1908 page 6.

Riverina Recorder (NSW) 6th August 132 page 4.

Daily telegraph (Sydney), 13th September 1935 page 7. I wonder whether this is true or just an urban myth.

This list from an advert for Anthony Hordern’s has  a list of quaintly named cards of buttons, including metal trouser buttons.

The Australian Star (Sydney), 24th September 1907 page 1.