Dating flat buttons

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The marking is invariably produced by die stamping, which is an inherent part of the manufacturing process, and backmarks produced in this way continue to be used to the present day. The list that follows identifies British manufacturers and the backmarks they used from the earliest ones recorded until about the middle of the twentieth century. They have been collated from a large of sources over a long period of time, both documentary and from the Dating flat buttons themselves, most of which have been recovered by metal detectorists.

In general, dates should be regarded as approximate, and not exclusive unless the context indicates otherwise. It is also the case that there are some differences in respect of dating between the secondary sources that have been consulted. The listing is in alphabetical order, by company name.

During the period concerned, this is invariably the surname s of the founder s. Where various members or generations of the same family worked for the business, they are listed under the common surname. Where double or multiple names apply, each name is listed separately, but cross-referenced back to the main company name. This has been done to facilitate faster tracing of a company when backmarks are partially illegible, as they often are on buttons recovered from the ground.

In addition to listing backmarks, any relevant information concerning the button makers is shown in summary form. This typically includes dates when the companies were established, taken over or ceased trading. Known button types, associated with the maker, or with particular backmarks, are also noted where it is considered that they might be helpful. It is not always clear from the sources whether the name and address are actual backmarks used by the companies, or simply their details, as obtained from trade Dating flat buttons and other primary sources.

For this reason, those backmarks that have actually been seen by the writer - either by viewing the buttons directly, or photographs of them - are shown in an emboldened font.

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It is the intention that the list will be periodically updated, as more of the backmarks are confirmed. It should be noted that confirmation of a backmark does not imply confirmation of any dates associated with them. It is also inevitable that the list will contain errors, both as a result of transcribing the information, and because of the use of secondary sources, which, as indicated above, are sometimes at variance with each other. Similarly, there will be omissions from the list, both in respect of the names of companies, and the backmarks for those that are listed.

It is intended that the periodic updates will also include amendments and additions, as more information becomes available. If details seem rather sparse in some cases, it should be borne in mind that the information shown might have been gleaned from a single button or a single documentary reference.

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In other cases, of course, there is a wealth of published information, and further details are often available from the sources cited at the end of the listing. Company manufacturing counters and commemorative medals. St Martins Lane London. Makers of plain buttons during this period. Button-maker recorded in trade directory. St Martins Lane. Formed when several of the largest button companies merged. Buttons Ltd [crossed swords trademark]. Became a division of Francis Sumner Engineering Ltd.

Dawes Patented. W Dowler Superior Quality. Company address in Graham Street Works, Birmingham 1. H Dunbar [crossed floral sprays below]. Company established in London this year by Thomas Firming sic. Types include American Civil War buttons. Mid 19th C Late 19th C. Regent St London. Company moved to Cork Street, which became head office and sole London address. Reference Articles. Random records. Recent records. General Information.

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