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  1. #1
    ca
    Jan 2011
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    Have you ever seen this button?

    This button came from a site that burnt in 1814, the land owner did not want the Brittish to use his buildings to hide in. I am not sure if the little dots are supposed to be cannon balls. The land owner left several items behind, I have found lots of 50 cal. lead shot in the area. HH.
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    us
    Apr 2010
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    Re: Have you ever seen this button?

    I know little to nothing about these buttons but are those seven stars in the middle? Would that have significance? Also are those letters between each group of cannonballs?

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    ca
    Jan 2011
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    Re: Have you ever seen this button?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeninsulaPaul
    I know little to nothing about these buttons but are those seven stars in the middle? Would that have significance? Also are those letters between each group of cannonballs?
    I know that the American troops stayed at this location and the land owners father was in the revolutionary war, just maybe the button is from that time period.

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2007
    Surfside SC
    Fisher 5 different models.
    8

    Re: Have you ever seen this button?

    Just wondering if it could be connected to the fire service. The center has a pattern resembling a circle of bugle horns that have worn away. Very interesting find! Good luck with ID.
    HH
    usaranger

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    ca
    Jan 2011
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    Re: Have you ever seen this button?

    Quote Originally Posted by usaranger
    Just wondering if it could be connected to the fire service. The center has a pattern resembling a circle of bugle horns that have worn away. Very interesting find! Good luck with ID.
    HH
    usaranger
    I sent Mark Parker a picture, maybe he can tells use what it is. Mark has responded with saying he has never seen an identical button before, he says it is probably a civilian hand decorated copper button dating the late 1700s, early 1800s, they are referred as "dandy" buttons because the buttons were wore by elegantly attired 18th century gentlemen or dandies.

  6. #6
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
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    Re: Have you ever seen this button?

    that is a beautiful button !!
    ALLEN

 

 

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