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Wide range of button hooks: everyday type with bone or wood handles and elegant accessories with handles of mother of pearl, embossed silver, tortoiseshell and carved ivory; also folding button hooks

Wide range of button hooks in use up to the mid 1900s, from the everyday use type with bone or wood handles to the elegant accessories with handles made of mother of pearl, embossed silver, tortoiseshell and carved ivory, etc; also folding button hooks. Photo courtesy of Anne Davey.

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This website Join me in the 1900s is a contribution to the social history of everyday life in 20th century Britain from the early 1900s to about 1960, seen through personal recollections and illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.