26th February 2024

Jiggers and other Link-fasteners

See also http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/29th-may-2023/

This could be used as a “sweater guard”:

Weekly Times (Melbourne), 18th December 1946 page 23.

The Land (Sydney), 12th February 1943 page 16.

“Link fastening” coats, suits and cardigans were advertised along-side button fastening versions in the late 1920s to the early 1950s.

Weekly Times (Melbourne), 1st July 1953 page 45.

This “link fastening” appears to use a buckle rather than linked buttons or clasps, and may not have been very comfortable!

The Sun (Sydney), 14th September 1937 page 12. “Note also the demure collar and cuffs”.

And for gloves:

The Daily News (Perth), 29th April 1926 page 6.

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