H.C. Clarke Buttonhook

These buttonhooks marked H.C. Clarke, Dundas advertise the boot and shoe shop located at 109 King St West ca. 1911-1946. An essential accessory for any well dressed Victorian, buttonhooks are tools used to help with the closing of buttoned shoes, gloves or other clothes. To use, the hook end is inserted through the buttonhole to capture the button by the shank and draw it through the opening.

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