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    Continental army pewter USA button & colonial cuff-links

    Pewters found along with 12 colonial era flat buttons (Dandy's) and the cuff-links. I originally believed the cufflinks were so cool that was my original post, but after reading messages from others I now realize the rarity of the button. I am learning a lot lately! The one pewter button is not readable, do you clean pewter to find if anything lies beneath or do you simply seal it to prevent further flaking? I wish I could tell what it says!!!

    Thanks again for all of the advice and this website has been so incredibly helpful! I read it now all of the time and can't get enough of all of the stories and finds.

    Thank you KyleofPA for the banner vote! New pictures of the buttons instead of the cufflinks!
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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Welcome to T-Net.

    Cool finds you have made. Members more schooled in cleaning finds will be along to advise you.

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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    99% of the brass items I find, I use the "toothpick method" on. This includes anything with a design stamped in, including suspender clips, etc.

    I think they are as good as they're going to get at this point. Cool find for sure!

    Here's a link that explains the toothpick method.


    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,165857.0.html



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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Please post the USA button

  5. #5
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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Thank you, BuckleBoy. I read the information you sent on cleaning and I will leave them be. I will also use the suggestion on all the buttons I have been finding.

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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Quote Originally Posted by scratcher
    Please post the USA button
    Yes, it would be wonderful to see such a great find.


    Congratulations on the cufflinks and all your other recent successes.



    Cheers,



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    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guard
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    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1852 three cent silver
    Two 1839-O, 1840, 1848-O, 1851, 1851-O, 1852-O, two 1853's, 1856-O, 1857, and two 1858-O Half Dimes
    1874, 1891-O and one dateless Seated Liberty Dime
    1877-CC Seated Quarter
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
    Minieballs, Beefaloes, V and Shield Nickels, and some GawGag


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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    scratcher,

    Here is a picture of the continental army infantry "USA" button. As you can see it is crumbling and I haven't cleaned it yet out of fear it will get worse. It is pictured next to a Britannia 1749 coin and is sitting on top of a buckle. These were all found in the same spot. I hope this picture doesn't turn out super-sized like the last one. I am new at this and am trying to figure this part out.
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    Re: colonial cuff-links



    Any Rev pewter is a great find... and that George II Farthing has some sharp detail!

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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Water and glue mixture painted onto the button I've heard will keep it from crumbling away. Some folks use clear urethane as well, painted on thinly across the face of the button.

    I'd make sure the button was totally dry if you use the second method I mentioned above.


    Regards,



    Buckleboy
    2020 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Republic of Texas Navy Cuff Button
    US Civil War Belt Plate
    Eagle Breastplate
    Two Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Three CW eagle coat buttons
    One CW eagle cuff button
    New York Staff Officer Cuff Button
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guard
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1852 three cent silver
    Two 1839-O, 1840, 1848-O, 1851, 1851-O, 1852-O, two 1853's, 1856-O, 1857, and two 1858-O Half Dimes
    1874, 1891-O and one dateless Seated Liberty Dime
    1877-CC Seated Quarter
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
    Minieballs, Beefaloes, V and Shield Nickels, and some GawGag


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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Quote Originally Posted by cabinfever
    scratcher,

    Here is a picture of the continental army infantry "USA" button. As you can see it is crumbling and I haven't cleaned it yet out of fear it will get worse. It is pictured next to a Britannia 1749 coin and is sitting on top of a buckle. These were all found in the same spot. I hope this picture doesn't turn out super-sized like the last one. I am new at this and am trying to figure this part out.
    Wow, I think most of us dream of finding one of those in any condition.


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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckleBoy
    Water and glue mixture painted onto the button I've heard will keep it from crumbling away. Some folks use clear urethane as well, painted on thinly across the face of the button.

    I'd make sure the button was totally dry if you use the second method I mentioned above.


    Regards,



    Buckleboy

    That's definitely one you want to treat right away.

    I'm one of the clear urethane and wipe kinda guys and as can be seen in my pic I'm used to that condition.

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,269004.0.html


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    Re: colonial cuff-links

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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Thanks Iron Patch & BuckleBoy for the advice! Yes, the 1749 has a ton of detail - looks great - I'm leaving it as is. I am beeping along with my Ace 250 on two sites which are rich with history, but am I missing the boat with not having a better MD? I found this tool 10" deep near the 1749 coin and it was a chore. I am wondering how many deep LC's I may be missing? Stay loyal to the Ace or upgrade? I understand this may be a conversation for another forum.
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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    scratcher,

    Thanks so much for the resize and then I did it again - the huge file! It hurts the eyes! I will figure it out.

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    Re: colonial cuff-links

    Quote Originally Posted by cabinfever
    Thanks Iron Patch & BuckleBoy for the advice! Yes, the 1749 has a ton of detail - looks great - I'm leaving it as is. I am beeping along with my Ace 250 on two sites which are rich with history, but am I missing the boat with not having a better MD? I found this tool 10" deep near the 1749 coin and it was a chore. I am wondering how many deep LC's I may be missing? Stay loyal to the Ace or upgrade? I understand this may be a conversation for another forum.
    Your Ace 250 will serve you well in sites that don't require fast target separation and aren't choked with iron. If the site you're hunting is iron infested, you might consider an upgrade--but you'll be paying a good bit for one that deals well with iron, and you'll be investing months and years in learning it.


    My advice is use what you've got for now. It makes no sense to worry about what you're missing. Heck, none of us knows what we're missing. We miss coins and relics every hunt--all of us. And some hunters even miss whole sites! It can be crippling to start down that path of thought. That machine of yours will not miss much. I've hunted beside an Ace 250 for three years now, and it can certainly hold its own against the more expensive machines like the XLT, DFX, Fisher 1266, etc.



    Regards,



    Buckles
    2020 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Republic of Texas Navy Cuff Button
    US Civil War Belt Plate
    Eagle Breastplate
    Two Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Three CW eagle coat buttons
    One CW eagle cuff button
    New York Staff Officer Cuff Button
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guard
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1852 three cent silver
    Two 1839-O, 1840, 1848-O, 1851, 1851-O, 1852-O, two 1853's, 1856-O, 1857, and two 1858-O Half Dimes
    1874, 1891-O and one dateless Seated Liberty Dime
    1877-CC Seated Quarter
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
    Minieballs, Beefaloes, V and Shield Nickels, and some GawGag


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