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Old 19-03-08, 12:32 PM
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Default Bent & Parker, and Buttons Ltd.

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Our new look makers marks page - New and improved; the idea is to have a thumbnail index linked to a dedicated page for that company containing any photos and Info.

Tackling in this thread any information on Bent and Parker Ltd and Buttons Ltd. only these two. Once this thread dies of death will start a different one.

A brainstorming session to see what we have if anything, any photos of marks, badge types the mark is found on, period of use, any info about the company. Copy/fake marks etc.

ie Bent and Parker were making Police whistles in 1885 (could be handy to know plus some other familiar names on that site) We will include all these links on the dedicated page

Bent and Parker again: original name J.J.Bent later Bent & Parker Ltd., of Harpers Hill Works, Northwood St., St. Pauls, Birmingham (c1900)
another interesting snippet from the web (that from the "Old Copper" website)
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Old 19-03-08, 12:44 PM
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Bent & Parker were also hallmarking military Silver:

B&P 1869-1881?

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Old 19-03-08, 12:58 PM
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This company gets a few mentions in the London Gazette for patents

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1868
2722, And to Edward Lawley Parker, trading
under the firm of Bent and Parker, of Birmingham,
in the county of Warwick, Manufacturers,
for the invention of "improvements in
fastenings for braces, belts, bands, and other
like articles."


1875
1246. To Edward Lawley Parker, trading as Bent
and Parker, of Birmingham, in the county of
Warwick, Manufacturer, for the invention of
" improvements in braces or dress suspenders."
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Old 19-03-08, 01:18 PM
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The First Reference to "Buttons Ltd" I can find in the London Gazette is January 1908

but back to the old copper website :

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Buttons Ltd. Birmingham. Crossed swords trademark. 1907. Formed from a merger of three smaller factories, and now a division of Francis Sumner Engineering Co."

(interesting page with lots more of our manufacturer's on it)







Royal Marine Artillery and the Royal Marine Light Infantry amalgamated 1923 to form the Royal Marines
RSG amalgamated 1971




OK, Buttons Ltd, have been in the "Button" Business a while, but what about Cap Badges etc, consensus seems to be only a post WW2 manufacturer of badges proper ?? is this correct?
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Default Buttons Ltd

Great idea here! I've attached the two BUTTONS badges I have posted elsewhere (hopefully these redo's are a little clearer...)

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BUTTONS LTD / B'HAM on a KC RA beret badge

BUTTONS LTD / BIRMINGHAM on a KC RAOC badge
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excellent erracht, two different marks as well.
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