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Buttons The making of these indis
pensable articles is taking an honorable rank
among our domestic manufactures -so much
so, that the force of the adage, " Having a
soul above buttons," is somewhat diminish
ed. The Northampton Courier gives the
following account of the process:
Perhaps not one man in a thousand sus
pects that almost all the buttons which orna
ment garments in the United States, are
made in a small village in Hampshire Coun
ty, Mass. But such is the fact; and it is
actually new to us, as it will doubtless be to
the reader. Not many years have elapsed
shce foreign buttons were exclusively used
in this country. More recently sewed but
ton were introduced, made up by the girls;
but these have been almost entirely super
edel by a much more superior article, man
ufactured by machinery by the Messrs J. &.
.1 Hayden, for Mr Samuel Williston, of
We are indebted to the politeness of Mr
Joel Hayden, last week for an ample insight
into their extensive establishment, located in
the beautiful village of Haydenville, on the
road to Williamsburg, about seven miles
from town. The process by which they
manufacture buttons is not merely new, but
entirely original; the machinery being the
product of the skill, test, and ingenuity of
those gentlemen. The button itself consists
of five parts first, the outer covering of silk
or lasting second, the tin mould over which
that is drawn third, a thick, flexible stuf
fing of pasteboard, to give firmness to the
whole fourth, a bit of strong cloth which
forms the eye and fifth the ring through
which the eye projects, which any one can
observe by merely examining his own coat
In the manufacture of the Williston flexi
ble shrank button, each one passes th.ough
fifteen different hands from the raw material
to the finishing stroke. The tin which gives
form to the button, is cut into circular pieces
by machinery, and by another person the
edges are turned up for future use. All the
other parts of the button are formed sepa
rately by various ingenious processes, the
labor upon each being classed, so that the
different parts are thrown off with great ra
pidity. After all the parts of the button are made,
one set of hands are employed in adjusting
them together. Of course they are in a loose
state, and need some curiously nice and yet
powerful process to interlock the parts, and
give symmetry and strength to the whole.
This is performed by an accurate little appa
ratus moved by a girl and the button, from
a loose number of pieces, is instantly consol
idated, the ring pressed into the circular tin
which shapes the button, closing in the edges
of the covering, and goving it the compact
ness and strength it possesses when on the
coat. A finishing process follows, by which
the convex shape is bestowed, and .this con
sists of another exquisite machine, something
like a hopper, revolving horizontally, the
button going in on one side unfinished, and
dropping out on the other in a perfect state.
This establishment supplies the button
market for the whole United States. They
possess great strength and durability, and
are made with astonishing quickness by
classifying the labor; so that at this factory,
which employs about two hundred girls, oyer
a thousand gvm. from the most simple kind
to the most elegant satin figured buttons, are
manufactured daily. In one part of this ex
tensive concern, iron or pea jacket buttons
are made, and the little machine which takes
a straight wire and instantly forms it into njeg
for buttons, seems really to possess intelli
gence as well as the most perfect action.
Wo are glad to learn that these gentle
men are abundantly compensated by inces
sant demands for their article the just re
ward of such intelligence, skill and unwea
laADD & CO.
have for sale
20 bales Domestics.
10 cases do.
50 Blue Cottons.
4 " Blue Drills.
2 bales Brown Drills.
4 Striped Shirtings.
6 cases Fancy do.
1 " Moleskin.
1 " Silk Umbrellas.
10 Cotton do.
31 " Prints.
4 " Printed Pongee Hdkfs.
1 1 cases Cotton Hdkfs.
9 " Kiheis.
55 " Blue Nankin.
8 " Assorted Dry Goods,
9 " Drab Hats.
3 ' Thread.
ol packages Hard Ware.
50 Kegs Nails.
4 Casks Soap Stone Furnaces,
20 'doz. Cast Steel Wood Axes.
1 Cotton Ginn.
3 cases Brushes.
10 41 Boots and shoes.
-22 Bars and Bundles assorted Iron.
0 do. Shovels.
1 cask Cart Boxes.
8 bundles Spike and Nail Rods.
5 boxes Tin plates.
20 bolts Canvass.
30 pieces light Ravens Duck.
b9 coils Cordage.
20 doz. Carolina Hoes.
'i cases Looking Glasses.
9 " Assorted Fancy articles.
2 " Books, late publications.
100 barrels Pilot Bread.
22 hhds. Navy do. ,
525 boxes Soap.
1 cask Glue.
50 boxes Window Glass.
26 packages Crockery Ware.
15 " Glass do.
28 barrels Tar and Pitch.
5 casks assorted Paints.
63 kegs English White Lead.
40 do. Black Paint.
500 Gallons Paint Oil.
100 boxes Spanish Cigars.
1 keg Superior Tobacco.
ft tubs Spices.
5 casks Kice.
5 baskets Olive Oil.
1 bale Corks.
10 kegs Fancy Biscuit.
1 case Macaroni.
1 ' Tapioca.
8 doz. Chairs.
3 cases Stationery.
4 hhds. Tin Ware.
8 Hollow Ware.
138 Reams Wrapping Paper.
20 ' Writing do.
Honolulu, Aug. 22,' 1841.
5000 Feet Am. Pine Boards.
1000 ' California Pine Timber.
5000 Cakes California Soap.
2000 Pounds Tahiti Sugar. .
4500 Damaged Hides and Pieces.
25 Reams W rapping Paper.
For Sale by
HENRY PAT5T & CO.
June 16th, 1841.
Volume I, of the Polynesian in
neat binding, can be had at the
store of MARSHALL &, JOHN-.
SON. Price $5.
2 Boxes Loaf Sugar,
5 Baskets OJive Oil,
2 Boxes assorted Spices,
Lot Willow Baskets,
by B. PITMAN & SON.
May 22, 1811. tf.
The Subscribers respectfully give notice
that they have formed a Copartnership un
dcr the firm of
MARSHALL & JOHJVSOIV,
for the purpose of transacting a general Mer
cantile business at this place. And they
also offer their services as Auctioneers.
Honolulu, May 23, 1841.
J. F. B. MARSHALL.
Have on hand and for sale at low prices
the following articles, viz:
23 Cases 4-4 blue Cottons of the best
. . S Ul.-...l- -
4-4 Chickopee motions, meal
Bleached Cotton Drill
30 Bolts Am. Cotton Duck
2 Cases Merrimack blue Prints
20 Bales 4-4 Brown Cottons
4 3-4 do. do,
3 do. Drill.
1 " Scarlet Flannel
1 " Russia Sheeting
4 Bolts Brusgins Canvass
20 " Ravens Duck
5 Cases Prints, assorted colors
10 Boxes Muscat Wine
100 Dernijons, 5 galls.
85 pair Venitian Window Blinds
90 WindoVv Frames, sashes, &c,.
60 Kegs White Lead
100 Molasses ShooUs
75 Bales Am. Leaf Tobacco
1 5 Bbls Tar
1 Box Rifle'-Powder in cannisters
50 Kegs Powder
2J doz. Swaim's Panacea
5 Bbls. Linseed Oil
20 doz. Olive Oil
40 " tin boxes Seidlitz Powders
2 Bbls. Spirits Turpentine
1 Case Friction Matches
300 Boxes Am. Soap
10 Boxes Pipes
20 Sides Sole Leather
2 " Patent "
25 Ox Bows 25 doz. Axe Handles
Sheathing Copper viz.
Case 26 oz. 80 sheets
" 24 oz.
3 Kegs Sheathing Nails
30 Coils Manila Hope, assorted sizes
50 Indian barrels White and Sicily Ma-
36 Qr. Casks Pale Sherry
8 Indian bbls. Burgundy Port.
July 10, 1841. tf.
BAKERS FROM CAJVTQJV.
Good people all walk in and buy,
Of Sam & Mow', good cake and pie ;
Bread hard or soft, for land or sea,
"Celestial" made; come buy of we,
June 15. tf.
Have for Sale, which they offer. on
reasonable terms :
?0 Doz. Port Wine
25 " Sherry do.
10 " S. M. do.
20 " Claret do.
10 " Raspberry do.
" Sarsaparilla Syrup
" Lemon Syrup
" Assorted do.
5 " Stoughton's Elixir
25 Boxes Assorted Teas
Also Just received
3 Lady's Splendid Riding Saddles,
50 Patent Leather Head Stalls.
April 24. tf.
LADD & CO.
HAVE FOR SALE
2 cases Colored Cambrics.
1 Printed Jeans.
2 " Check Ginghams.
1 " Silk Pocket Hdkfs.
1 " Light Shawls.
1 " Counterpanes.
1 ' Victoria Dresses.
I " Musquito Netting.
1 " Black Silk Hdkfs.
1 Willow Hats.
1 Sinnet and Duck Hats.
1 ' Navy Caps.
1 u Children's Caps.
5 Assorted Fancy Good, consi?;
inn in part of Plain and Yimu
Muslins; Table Cloths; Irish ljnJ
en; lhread Ldgings and Insert
ings; Bobbinet Lace; Pic 'j.
It f - I- Ol !..
ana luouuir onawis; scans m
Gloves; Ladies' Embroidered SiJ
and Cotton Hose, etc. etc.
9 " Assorted Clothing.
,- . f lii i tl r i.
x oneu uuu iium Junius anonu
merons other articles.
Honolulu, Aug. 28, 1841. tf.
B. Pitman & Son,
Have for sale on reasonoble terms, viz.
1 I I I ! ll!..i f i
lniinsii ana American x runs. uiiigiiuiM
Printed Muslins. White, Brown and Blu
Cotton Drill. White and Brown Line
Drill. Bleached and Unbleached Cotton
i I I TV I C' ' l
ivamDric, niane ana r igurcu. owiss mi
lin. Lace Edgings, lnsertinns. Fanr
Gauze Hdkfs. and Scurfs. White Veilj
Garniture. Silk. Satin. Velvet and Bd
Ribbons. Wound Wire. Furniture Cliinj
Hamilton Stripes. Bonnet Wreaths ai,
Flowers. Ladies and Gentlemen's llosien
Gloves. Satin Neck Stocks. Nankeen
ongce Colored Hdkfs. Grass Cloth. Co
ton Hdkfs. Needles. Pins. Spool 0
ton. Thread. Buttons. Suspenders. Reac
lade Clothing. Wickyarn, Sic, &c.
Molasses. Sugar. Lamp Oil. Tea
Flour. Meal. Dried Apples. Roisit
Citron. Prunes. Tamarinds. Picklt
Vinegar. Nutmegs. Mace. Allspice. Cin
namon. Cloves. Ginger. Sane. Prnnei
Mustard. Honey. Tobacco. Cigars. Ii
Snuff. Soap. Sallad Oil. Olives, led
on Syrup. Porter. Pale Ale. Stoughtoo
Lnxir. Wines, &c.
Boots and Shoes. Writincr Ink. Shw
Blacking. Arrow Root. Epsom Salt
Bench Planes. Blace and Bitts. Chisel
Fish Hooks. Combs. Sauce and Fry Fanj
Iron Squares. Screws. Nails. Axe IM
dies. Axes. Adzes. Hatchets. Writii
Paper. Blank Books. Quills. Corks,
Generally on hand a good assortment
Crockery, Glass, and Tin Ware.
Honolulu, Dec. 5, 184&
FRESH CORN MEM
Bv the Barrol. nr loss mmntitv. COH
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stantly on hand and for sale by
E. & II. GRIMES
Jan. 18. tf.
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