Nice to visit the button exhibition in the "Historic Museum Lüdenscheid / Geschichtsmuseum Lüdenscheid" on the heritage of button making. Lüdenscheid was long considered "button city". From about 1785 until after the Second World War, the production of metal buttons was one of the most important economic sectors. Lüdenscheid buttons went all over the world: Europe, Russia, China and Australia. The buttons were partly made in homework; other industries such as the engravers and toolmakers also lived from the button production. When buttons (in plastics) could be made cheaper elsewhere, the Lüdenscheider manufacturers turned around.
We make our pins, rivets and concho closures in the same way like the buttons were made in Lüdenscheid: a punched out metal coin is embossed with an engraved die by using a 10-tons spindle press. The embossed coin is then shaped, formed round and refinded to become a concho closure, rivet head or pin. See our pins here.