8th November 2023

Trouser Buttons

The most common pages accessed in this blog (after the Home page) are those about buttons branded with tailors’ or store names; often pants buttons. The most popular posts are those describing the humble pants/trouser/suspender/brace, as these are common button tin and metal detector finds.




Here are a couple of cards of British made trouser buttons:

?1940s era

Searching for “Ego brand” I found an auction lot worth a look: https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalogue/lot/bb16287db0f867801c2d6db6be9f4ad2/0af8d24542e81eb9357e7ef448a6646f/our-next-sale-lots-of-glass-masses-of-collectables-lot-364/ 

Cards of “trouser” or “brace” buttons (British terminology) have been advertised from 1901 in Australian newspapers.

Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld), 14th July 1906 page 1.

The Australian Woman’s Mirror, 27th August 1929 page 38.

The Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW), 11th August 1942. He was wrong about the fund-raising pin-back buttons. They were, and are still, collected rather than just thrown away.

News (Adelaide), 30th June 1954. He bought 600,000 buttons ?

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