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Buttons -
Canadian Rod's finds were exported to him and on cleaning up some of his old buttons to his amazement this Revolutionary War 1789 Eagle Button Washington appeared. Rare find. Congratulations to Rod.
Railways, Trams & Buses
The Great Eastern Railway button

London Midland and Scottish Railway Company

1907-1959
Buttons Ltd

Eastern Railways button

London and North East Railways

1907-1959
Buttons Ltd [crossed swords trademark]
Birmingham

Northern Railways button
Stevenson's rocket button - worlds first ever steam train
Eastern Counties bus company button
North Eastern Railway button
Stevenson's rocket button - worlds first ever steam train
North Eastern Railway button(b)
Eastern Railways button
Railways button
Manchester - 'Ship, Canal Railways' button
Southern Railways button
UK - Britain
Huddersfield Corporation
Tramways
1883 - 1940
General Staff
Maker - Unknown
Manchester Corporation Tramways button

Southend on Sea Corporation transport

Trolley Buses - 1925 - 1954

Special Quality

Manchester Transport Corporation
Warrington Corporation Tramways

London and North East Railways

1907-1959
Buttons Ltd [crossed swords trademark]
Birmingham

20thC Large and small Great Western Railways buttons
London North East Railways
Chatham Railway rally button

Midland Railway button

J Gaunt and Sons Ltd London

From 1899

Newport Corporation Transport
Colchester Corporation button
Maidenhead Volunteer Fire Brigade, pre WW1.
19thC Gt Eastern railway and steamship button
Chatham and Dover Railway London
Northern Railways button
20thC Eastern Counties bus company button
Great western railways button
Great western railways button
London and North Eastern Railways button
Midland and Scottish Railway company button
County Borough of newport tramways button
London and Chatham railway button
20thC British rail button
Great Eastern Railways button
19thC North Eastern railways button
19thC North Eastern railways button
19thC London and North East railways button
Stevenson's rocket button - worlds first ever steam train

The Great Eastern railway button

The Eastern Counties Railway opened in 1839. In 1862 it amalgamated with three other companies, to form the Great Eastern Railway

CVWC ? Great Western Railways button
19thC London Docklands button 19thC South Eastern railways button CM ? North Eastern Railways button
Great western railways button 1859- 1923 Chatham and Dover Railways button Great Western railways button

Stevenson's rocket railway button

Worlds first ever steam train

Eastern Railways button 20thC British rail button 20thC British rail button North Eastern Railways button
   
20thC British rail button 20thC British rail button    
Police buttons
Newark Police button

Hull Police

Early 20thC Firmin and Son Ltd London

Lancaster police button(c)
Essex police button
19thC Essex Constabulary button
Police button
WWII Air Raid patrol button Police Force button
   
Thames Police button Police button    
Local Govt and others

19thC London County Council


19thc London District Post Office button
Staleybridge, Hyde, Mossely and Dukinfield Joint Transport Board
World button
Probably a Generic Police Button of Royal Parks etc.
1902-1952
1747 School Button
City of London - COA's

 

USA Post Office Dep't

Cherub with wings button with latin inscription
Colchester Corporation button
Neat button with crown and Portcullis design(x)
WWII Civil defence button
North Western company button
20thC ABC cinema button
1696 Fire office hand in hand button
Fire Office the Strand (London) button

1714 dated button

Union Society

Ipswich corporation button
1938- 1941 Auxiliary Fire Service button
Victorian Royal Court, One of which is . . . Officer at Arms, Earl Marshal of England
(r)

Guardian Insurance company

1876-1894
Firmin & Sons Ld
153 Strand London

Great dated button - 1747 'Mr W Naggs's Charity'
County of Essex

1624 E. LATYMERS ALMS BOYS

During the 17th century important charities were founded for schools and for alms-houses.

Latymer school was established under the will of Edward Latymer dated 1624

Latymer school catered only for boys but in 1778 a girls' charity school was started in Edmonton

 

'E.Edwards Charity button'

1721-1942

By will proved 1871 Edward Edwards left stock for gifts of bread, coal, or clothing, to Church of England widows of Coalbrookdale parish. In 1975 the income of his charity, which included a bequest of Elizabeth Edwards, was £10.

From: 'Madeley: Charities for the poor', A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 11: Telford (1985), pp. 76-77. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18075 Date accessed: 12 April 2009.

Gresham Club button

The London Capital Club building was purpose built for the Gresham Club in 1915 when they moved from their old location in St. Swithins Lane.

The Gresham Club, named after Sir Thomas Gresham, a noted Elizabethan dignitary and founder of the Royal Exchange, was founded in 1843.

Assurance button
Corporation button
Corporation button
Corporation button
General post office button
Really neat 1824 dated gilded button
19thC Office of Bounty charity button
19thC Colchester club button
1710 Charity button City of Westminster London button GPO button St Johns Ambulance Brigade button
General Post Office button 19thC Colchester Corporation button 20thC Portsmouth Corporation button 19thC Corporation button
20thC Colchester transport button

19thC Norwich Union Society

Insurance company button

Essex county button AA GB
     
19thC corporation button      
Unknown buttons
       
     
Buttons Livery
Buttons Navy
Buttons Dress
Buttons Military Index