The Waterbury Button Company provides clothing designers with many historical items as well as modern fashion designs. They make the buttons for Disney Cruise Line, the Masters Golf Tournament, and most every railroad, state police department, and fire department across the United States.
It all started when the “War of 1812” interrupted the supply of buttons coming into the United States from England. Aaron Benedict formed the beginning of what was to become The Waterbury Button Company and began to melt down pewter pots and pans in order to make buttons for military uniforms.
Between 1812 to 1849, the company started manufacturing brass as well as pewter buttons and became the nation’s first caster of brass. In 1849, The Waterbury Button Company was formed solely for the manufacturing of buttons and uniform accessories. With a reputation as a reliable supplier of high-quality buttons. The Waterbury Button Company continues to make buttons for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as for fashion designers and career uniforms.
Waterbury Button Company has a rich history in manufacturing innovation and staying power. When the Titanic sailed in 1912, the 100-year-old Waterbury Button company was asked to make the buttons for the crew of the White Star Line on their double-breasted coats. 85 years later, when the costumes for the movie Titanic were needed, Waterbury Button used the same dies to make buttons for actors portraying the ship’s crew.
The company has never lost those incredible attributes of reliability and consistent high quality. As a result, they continue in operation today as the oldest metal button manufacturer in the United States. Their complete operation is still maintained in Connecticut and they continue to make metal buttons for just about everybody in the world.
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