Collection of Steel Button Hooks
In the 18th and 19th century fastenings on undergarments and boots would always have been buttoned. The buttons on shoes and boots at this time were dome shaped and a hook would be needed in order to thread the button through the hole with ease. Undergarments usually had small mother of pearl buttons, again a button hook would make it easier to thread through the hole.
These 6 examples are made of steel and are from the end of the Victorian period c1880 - c1900. These examples would have been used in working class households.
Smallest measuring 10cm. Largest measuring 15cm.