2nd October 2020

 Uniform buttons

Stokes & Sons Melbourne

Stokes & Sons Melbourne









A button of this type appears in Don King’s book on Australian civilian uniform buttons as belonging to civilian brass bands.

The design of the “strung bugle” with three loops at the top appears, abeit topped with the Monarch’s crown, occurs on buttons for rifle brigades and light infantry brigades. These troops had their own bands, certainly, so perhaps the design became associated with bands, but when I ‘google’ brass band uniform buttons, I come up with buttons depicting a harp or lyre, not a bugle.

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