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Artillery button (military gallery)
H(ammond) T(urner) & B(ates) Manchester
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Rampant goat (livery gallery)
Hammond Turner & Sons
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Royal Northern Yacht Club (uniform gallery)
Hammond Turner & Sons with crown
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Gold circles (dandy gallery)
Hammond Turner & Dickinson
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Hammond Turner & Sons plus!
Civil war dug very poor specimen (military gallery)
This back mark is interesting because there is another maker’s name within the outer circle: it is impossible to read this one but I have since bought another button (Image 14, below) which tells more of the story, although there is still an element of mystery!
I appealed for information about what it might say under all that verdigris… and I am very grateful to ‘Rider’ who suggested that it refers to the gilding and says ‘Extra Super Fine’.
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C & J Weldon London (not in a gallery, yet…)
This button is included because there was a business relationship and a friendship between Hammond Turner and Weldon in the mid-1800s: Charles Weldon was an administrator of William Hammond Turner’s will. There is another Weldon backmark below.
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Lion Works, Birmingham (not in a gallery yet…)
This was the trading name of Hammond Turner in the early 20th century.
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Reverse of basket-weave button (dandy and dress gallery)
H T & Sons Best Qualy Plated (sic)
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C&J Weldon London (not in a gallery)
This front is very similar to a Hammond Turner front and is a uniform button for the Royal Artillery.
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Features a fishing basket (sporting gallery)
Hammond Turner and Sons with crown
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Features an animal which may be a horse, a deer or even, as the seller suggested, a unicorn (sporting gallery)
Hammond Turner & Sons Extra Quality
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Reverse of marbled glass waistcoat button, (dandy and dress gallery)
H T & Sons Birmm (sic)
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Weldon (not in gallery)
C&J Weldon, 130 Cheapside, London. There was a business connection between Weldon and Hammond Turner
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Hammond Turner and Sons for John Bowen and Co.
This is another version of the heavily verdigris-encrusted button above. It was made by Hammond Turner and Sons for John Bowen and Co.
For more information about John Bowen, see Dandy Gallery 1
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Hammond Turners & Bate, Manchester
This button can be dated fairly accurately as HT&B were trading for a short time: see the History section for more information
Button 185, image [to follow], Uniform gallery
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Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox Street, London W
Included simply because I bought the button in error and found the quality of the front to be in startling contrast to that produced by HT etc!