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    N.W. FLA.

    Apr 2009
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    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.
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    us
    Jun 2011
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    very cool

  3. #3
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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokens70
    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.
    Wow!! Way cool!!

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    us
    N.W. FLA.

    Apr 2009
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    Thanks guys & thanks for looking

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2007
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    NICE,

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2006
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    I love to find those as well. It really personalizes them.

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    USMC Semper Fi

    Jan 2012
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    Very nice just be glad it wasn't attached to the coat with someone still in it.
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  8. #8
    us
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    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....
    Respect the research and permissions of others...Seriously...



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    It doesn't happen often, but I have had it a few times in the well drained soils around here.

  10. #10
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    N.W. FLA.

    Apr 2009
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    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

  11. #11
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    real pirate

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    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
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    Very cool find


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    Rob

    Apr 2012
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    Very cool.

  14. #14
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    N.W. FLA.

    Apr 2009
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    Thanks

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    I think that part of the reason these fibers survive occasionally is that they were likely made of hemp instead of cotton.

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