Button Makers And Their Backmarks

Images

Illustrated below are examples of backmarked buttons in alphabetical order of their makers' names. Most of the buttons have been recovered from the ground by metal-detectorists, so many of them are affected by abrasion, corrosion and other damage. The aim is to show a representative example of as many of the listed makers as possible. The images are not to a common scale.

Makers A-B

Allen
Allen
Anderson
Anderson
Armfield
Armfield
Bartleet
Bartleet
Bellerby
Bellerby
Biddell
Biddell
Biden
Biden
Boggett
Boggett
Broughton
Broughton
Bullivant
Bullivant
Bushby
Bushby
Buttons Ltd
Buttons Ltd

Makers C-D

C H C & S
C H C & S
Cheney
Cheney
Collier
Collier
Comyns
Comyns
Croker
Croker
Dawes
Dawes
Deakin
Deakin
Dixon
Dixon
Doughty
Doughty
Douglas
Douglas
Dowler
Dowler
Dunbar
Dunbar
Durrant
Durrant

Makers E-G

Edwards
Edwards
Firmin
Firmin
Gaunt
Gaunt
Gilpin
Gilpin
Griffith
Griffith

Makers H-I

H & H
H & H
H T & D
H T & D
Halfhide
Halfhide
Hall & Dutson
Hall & Dutson
Hammond
Hammond
Hardman & Illiffe
Hardman & Illiffe
Harper
Harper
Harris
Harris
Harrison & Smith
Harrison & Smith
Harveys
Harveys
Hawkes
Hawkes
Hayward
Hayward
Hebbert
Hebbert
Hill
Hill
Horton
Horton
Humphreys
Humphreys
Hunter
Hunter
Hunter
Hunter

Makers J-M

Jackson
Jackson
Jackson (2)
Jackson (2)
Jenkins
Jenkins
Jennens
Jennens
Jones
Jones
Jones (2)
Jones (2)
Ledsam
Ledsam
Legg
Legg
Linwood
Linwood
Lonsdale
Lonsdale
Lotery
Lotery
M S & J D
M S & J D
McGowan
McGowan
Morton & Crowder
Morton & Crowder
Murphy
Murphy

Makers N-Q

Norton
Norton
Nortzell
Nortzell
Nutting
Nutting
Oakshette
Oakshette
Ollivant
Ollivant
Osborne
Osborne
Phipson Doughty
Phipson Doughty
Pitt
Pitt
Platt
Platt
Player
Player

Makers R-S

Reynolds
Reynolds
Richards & Edwards
Richards & Edwards
Ridge
Ridge
Rogers
Rogers
Saxty
Saxty
Shaw
Shaw
Sherlock
Sherlock
Simpson
Simpson
Smith
Smith
Spencer
Spencer
Spooner
Spooner
Stevens Blackmore
Stevens Blackmore
Stillwell
Stillwell
Sword
Sword

Makers T-Z

Tait
Tait
Thompson
Thompson
Tipson
Tipson
Towell
Towell
Turner
Turner
Twigg
Twigg
Watkins & Thompson
Watkins & Thompson
Webb
Webb
Welch
Welch
Weldon
Weldon
Wilkinson
Wilkinson
Williams
Williams
Wyon
Wyon
Younge & Deakin
Younge & Deakin