19th August 2020

University of Sydney

Stokes Vic







This was Australia’s first university, opened in 1850. I wonder what staff wore these buttons?

Town and Country Journal (Sydney), 4th October 1873 page 16.

State Library NSW IE number:IE2134926


A hookless and buttonless fastener:

The Globe and Sunday Times War Pictorial on 17th June 1916 page 15.

Earlier versions of the ‘hook-less fastener’ had been developed decades earlier, but this was the first commercially successful version of the zip.

For all comments and questions, please use the Contact page.