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E5182-17 Photograph, part of a didactic collection illustrating pearl button manufacture, black and white print, mounted, polishing buttons in revolving drums, paper / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, for The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,. Click to enlarge.

Photograph depicting polishing buttons in revolving drums

Photographed
This photograph depicts polishing buttons in revolving barrels as part of the manufacture of pearl buttons in a Sydney factory during the early 1930s. It is part of a didactic collection in the Museum which illustrates the complete process of manufacturing pearl buttons as it was carried out in Australia, from diving for shell to marketing the finished article. The display was acquired from The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Company Limited of Foster Street, Sydney, in 1933.

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Summary

Object No.

E5182-17

Object Statement

Photograph, part of a didactic collection illustrating pearl button manufacture, black and white print, mounted, polishing buttons in revolving drums, paper / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, for The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933

Physical Description

Photograph depicting polishing buttons in revolving drums, part of a didactic collection showing how pearl buttons were made, photographer unknown, supplied by The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933

Production

Photographed

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