Button Makers And Their Backmarks

Revision History

22 Dec 2006

Original version (published on UKDFD website).


05 Oct 2017

Added to this website, extensively reformatted and updated.


02 Feb 2019

Updated to include latest buttons recorded on the UKDFD.

23 Oct 2019

Entry for Sword company updated. Example images added for Armfield, Firmin, Jennens, Pitt, Sword and Tipson.

24 Oct 2019

Entry for Croker company updated. Example images added for Allen, Croker, Dixon, Doughty, Hammond and Harper.

26 Oct 2019

Example images added for Biddell, Biden, Boggett, Broughton, Bullivant, Bushby and Buttons Ltd.

27 Oct 2019

Example images added for Cheney, Collier, Comyns, Dawes, Deakin, Douglas, Dowler, Dunbar, Durrant and Younge & Deakin.

29 Oct 2019

Image page added. Example images added for Edwards, Gaunt and Gilpin. Lightboxes added for all links to examples.

30 Oct 2019

Example images added for Halfhyde, Hall & Dutson, Hardman & Illiffe, Harrison & Smith, Hayward, Herbert, Hill, Horton, Humphreys and Isaacs.

31 Oct 2019

Example images added for Jackson, Jackson 2, Jenkins, Jones, Jones 2, Ledsam, Legg, Lonsdale, Lotery, M S & J D, McGowan, Murphy, Norton, Nortzell, Nutting, Oakshette, Osborne, Platt and Player.

01 Nov 2019

Introduction revised and updated. Entry for Linwood added. Example images added for Linwood, Tait, Thompson, Twigg, Watkins & Thompson, Webb, Welch, Weldon, Wilkinson, Williams and Wyon.

05 Nov 2019

Entry for Harveys added. Entries for Bartleet, C H C & S, Griffith, Harris and Turner updated. Example images added for Bartleet, C H C & S, Griffith, Harris, Harveys, Hunter (2 off) and Turner added.

06 Nov 2019

Image page replaced in entirety with one using galleries arranged into the same alphabetical groups as the lists. This move to make additions of new images much easier. Example image added for Anderson.

08 Nov 2019

Entries for Ollivant and Phipson Doughty added. Example images added for Ollivant and Phipson Doughty. Relationship between Carlyle, Buttons Ltd and Sword indicated.

09 Nov 2019

Entry and images for 'Herbert' corrected to Hebbert. Entry and example images for Rogers added.

11 Nov 2019

Entry for Morton & Crowder amended and updated. Example images for Morton & Crowder added.

13 Nov 2019

Entry and images for Towell added.

25 Nov 2019

Entry and images for 'Halfhyde' corrected to Halfhide. Address also corrected, and entry expanded with biographical notes. Examples images added for Hawkes.

28 Nov 2019

Entry for Bellerby updated and example images added.

16 Dec 2019

Example image added for H T & D.

15 Feb 2020

Entry for Firmin updated with backmark for Firmin, Taylor and King added to table. Sources page updated.

21 Feb 2020

Entry for H & H updated and example image added.

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