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Button - Penitentiaries Canada by Gaunt (version 1)

Button - Penitentiaries Canada by Gaunt (version 1)

This button follows the Thomas Carlyle "Penitentiaries Canada" design almost identically. It is not known when Gaunt was contracted to make these buttons, but the general feeling is that Carlyle was the first to do so. Examples have also been found in white metal.  The back-mark reads "J.R. GAUNT & SON Ltd., MONTREAL. Made in England".

Item
Button - Penitentiaries Canada by Gaunt (version 1)
Dimensions
2.2cm & 1.5cm diameter
Material
Brass (also made in white metal)
Period Made
c. 1901 - c. 1930s
Period of Use
c. 1901 - c. 1940s
Maker
J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. Montreal, Made in England.