7th July 2021

Tailors’ Buttons from around Bendigo


Searching for this button mark, I discovered that Charles Rowley (1808-1868), Birmingham button maker, patented the modern safety pin in 1849. Charles Rowley & Co Ltd were founded in 1830. They patented various improvements in button, pin and buckle manufacture from 1840-54. The firm still exists in Birmingham, but not as a button manufacturer.

Lunn & Holmes


Sourced from “Lost Shepparton” Facebook page.

See also Tailoring pages.

H. Lorenz, Bendigo

The Bendigo Independent, 7th April 1900 page 4.

Henry was a tailor at 170 Mitchell Street from at least 1895 until 1936. He died in Bendigo in 1949.