15th June 2021

Bonnie Buttons

I suspect these were either imported by G. Herring Pty Ltd, or made here by the company. G.Herring was importing buttons from  around 1936-7, and selling them on G. Herring branded cards. From 1939, if not before, they were making plastic buttons in Sydney.

As G.Herring was importing and/or making casein buttons from around 1937, but did not use the brand Beutron until 1946, it was likely that some other brand name(s) were used. I only have two other partial Bonnie Buttons cards; one has buttons identical to an example of  British Made “Beutron Wash buttons”. The ability of buttons to stand up to boiling was a big advertising feature in the 1940-50s.

 

Tub Buttons

 “Tub buttons” were advertised from 1947-1950.

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