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Your Little Ol' Button Maker

Your Little Ol' Button Maker Self Referential Button Museum
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You're little ol' button maker
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Orange background with black text on the top of the button, with an illustration below the text of a man with a mustache wearing glasses and a hat with a feather in it.

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The Little Ole’ Button Maker was a registered trademark of the Hand Tip and Novelty Co. for promotional buttons in their line. The trademark was registered in 1970 and notes the first commercial use of the Little Ole’ Button Maker was in 1965. The trademark expired in 1993. Hantico was later purchased by Uniflex, a bag manufacturer in 1992. In 1995, Uniflex Inc. sold Hantico to American Greenwood Inc that had a similar promotional product line. The Hand Tip and Novelty Co. was a manufacturer of promotional items that was founded in Manhattan, New York in 1900. Their main products at that time were ornate brass medallions and political buttons. This changed in the 1950s as promotional buttons became popular advertising strategy. Hand and Tip Novelty Co. eventually became Hantico Line which was a specialty advertising company which later moved its base to Newburg, New York in 1984. Though the Hantico Line produced other items such as ribbons, clips, and clipboards, buttons were the main focus of the company.

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