May 13, 2012, 02:58 PM
Early one piece button with thread still attached
Hey guys, I found this button yesterday on a colonial site i am screening/detecting. I just think it is so cool to see the original fabric still intact after so long in the ground.
May 13, 2012, 03:29 PM
May 13, 2012, 03:30 PM
Wow!! Way cool!!
Originally Posted by tokens70
May 13, 2012, 03:32 PM
Thanks guys & thanks for looking
May 13, 2012, 03:48 PM
May 13, 2012, 06:18 PM
I love to find those as well. It really personalizes them.
May 13, 2012, 06:26 PM
USMC Semper Fi
Very nice just be glad it wasn't attached to the coat with someone still in it.
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May 13, 2012, 06:54 PM
Nice design on the front too. You do have to wonder as to how strong thread was back then, especially with the number of colonial buttons found lately....
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May 13, 2012, 07:42 PM
My Find of a Lifetime!
It doesn't happen often, but I have had it a few times in the well drained soils around here.
May 14, 2012, 01:00 PM
I agree, it does really put a person touch on them Thanks again for all the comments & the views everyone I will be posting pics of more relics from this site soon
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