Unmatched Craftsmanship, Nurtured by Time.
Founded in 1812, The Waterbury Button Co.’s history spans the evolution of craftsmanship. Early craftsmen used engraving tools no larger than toothpicks to hand-tool dies for intricate button designs laden with exquisite detail.
Today, computer-aided design and technology reduces tooling time for a new design to two to three days. Still, hand tooling is, at times, as indispensable as it was in 1812 at The Waterbury Company, where craftspeople still make artful cuts by hand to produce high-domed buttons or designs too creative to trust to a computer.
The dies are fitted into stamping presses, where button shells are embossed with designs. From there, button shells are plated in gold, silver or chemical finishes before they’re polished, attached to separately produced backs, lacquered and packed for shipping to customers around the world.
Let us put our craftsmanship to work for you. Contact us or call us at 1-800-928-1812.