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  1. #16

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    Hey, nice buckle! I think I found its identical twin last year, with a little bit of silver-wash and fancy on it:

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    Together let's make a pair of shoes!
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  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    That's amazing that you have found that many! Any matching pairs? Of all your buckles what is your favorite? Did you find your buckles in trash piles, or fields? Sorry for all the questions!
    Happy to answer your questions....thatís how we learn on here. I enjoy your enthusiasm. I havenít found any matching pairs. Hereís an old picture of some of the complete buckles. Iíll have to get an updated pic of all the complete ones to date. The single chape one would date to the 1600s.
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    I have found none of these from fields. The vast majority were found at colonial sites. Lots of them from cabin sites with no sign of a foundation. Just a dot on an old map and lots of swinging to find an iron patch. My favorite is this open work buckle that you can still see the hand hammering marks on
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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks88 View Post
    That buckle is in beautiful condition. Congrats on the amazing find.
    Thank you I'm really happy with it!
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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakakka View Post
    Hey, nice buckle! I think I found its identical twin last year, with a little bit of silver-wash and fancy on it:

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    Hey that is a great buckle! It's a definitely more fancy and tiny bit smaller but it is pretty close to mine! Now if only we had the shoe to go with them!

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Happy to answer your questions....that’s how we learn on here. I enjoy your enthusiasm. I haven’t found any matching pairs. Here’s an old picture of some of the complete buckles. I’ll have to get an updated pic of all the complete ones to date. The single chape one would date to the 1600s.
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    I have found none of these from fields. The vast majority were found at colonial sites. Lots of them from cabin sites with no sign of a foundation. Just a dot on an old map and lots of swinging to find an iron patch. My favorite is this open work buckle that you can still see the hand hammering marks on
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    That is an excellent collection of buckles! There is one in the second row two in from the left that looks pretty close to mine. Though mine has that extra support bar on the tongue. It makes sense to put that on there for extra strength but I wonder when they started to add those onto them.
    When I've looked for buckle images I have found a few that have that extra bar but it seems to be a bit less common. That hammered buckle looks really nice! It's funny I have found three buckle frames but the complete one really stoked the excitement! I think the reason my buckle survived was that it was on a small hill that was probably not ploughed. The area was wooded and although I believe it was farmed I don't think it was ever ploughed by modern tractors. I have yet to find anything that can be definitely attributed to the 1600's but I know it's out there! One last question: do you think the majority of these were made in Europe or did local industry have the skill and organization to produce these? Thanks again for sharing your finds and knowledge and time!!!

  6. #21
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    dan

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    nice recoveries!!!
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  7. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    t's a definitely more fancy and tiny bit smaller but it is pretty close to mine!
    Actually I'd bet they're the same size. If you measure from one end of the buckle frame to the other, they look identical. In your photo you're measuring from the end of the tines.

    You do have a cross-piece between the tines though. I don't.

    It drives me crazy just thinking about who might've worn this, what their life was like, etc... How they could've never imagined we'd be finding their discarded shoe-buckles, and discussing them to such great lengths across the unimaginable internet!
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  8. #23
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    Woah! Nice finds!
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  9. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakakka View Post
    Actually I'd bet they're the same size. If you measure from one end of the buckle frame to the other, they look identical. In your photo you're measuring from the end of the tines.

    You do have a cross-piece between the tines though. I don't.

    It drives me crazy just thinking about who might've worn this, what their life was like, etc... How they could've never imagined we'd be finding their discarded shoe-buckles, and discussing them to such great lengths across the unimaginable internet!
    Maybe they are the same size. I want mine to be as old as possible but I wonder if the cross bar indicates it being made later in the 1700's. Yeah I think about all that stuff too. I was kind of joking when I said that this person might have known Benjamin Franklin (I found it in Boston), but I do think about who a well to do gentleman would have associated with in those times, what the land looked like, what they thought about.... Imagine if we could see into where a coin had been before we find it in the ground! Yeah I think the only way to explain the internet to them would be that we talk to a magic screen! Haha.

  10. #25
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    Wow that is a great buckle! Congrats
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    That is one beautiful Buckle, congratulations!
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  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post
    That is one beautiful Buckle, congratulations!
    Thank you Professor!!!

 

 
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