3rd August 2022

New Finds: Embassy

These style buttons, possibly polyester, were also sold on Kencrest and Leda branded cards.

As of 1957-8, polyester buttons were not made in Australia from locally produced raw material, rather they were made from imported button ‘blanks’. It was at that time too expensive to produce polyester in Australia. The newspaper article below describes the plastic industry a couple of years later.

The Cumberland Argus (Parramatta, NSW), 20th May 1959 page 4.

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