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Title Sample card of ivory buttons from the Button Machinery Company, Hoboken factory at Grand & Eleventh Sts., no date, ca. 1930-1940.
Object Name Sales-sample
Catalog Number 2006.041.0008
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Purchase.
Description Sample card of ivory buttons from the Button Machinery Company, Hoboken factory at the corner of Grand and Eleventh Streets, no date, ca. 1930-1940. Card: cream colored paper on cardboard with brown printed text and outlines; 10-1/4" wide x 7-3/4" high; with 26 sample buttons sewn to card.

Text: The Button Machinery Company, Hoboken, N.J., Manufacturers of Ivory Buttons. New York Office, 915 Broadway, ALgonquin4-9089. Factory, phone, HOboken3-0914.

Buttons are arranged in groups within printed boxes by color (12 different groups) and size (two groups have three sizes, others are only two) with hand-written names or color numbers in boxes. Above the samples is written the assumed style or stock number: #739/20.

Seven digit phone numbers with exchange names were introduced in NYC and Hoboken in 1930.

According to Jim Hans, the Hoboken factory was located at 801-833 Adams St. in 1929.
Date 1930-1940
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1940
Search Terms Button Machinery Company
Eleventh St.
Grand St.
833 Adams St.
801 Adams St.
Imagefile 052\20060410008.JPG
Classification Manufacturing
Fashion
Business & Commerce