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    S.C. Militia Button in Great Condition

    Back at the colonial site working the nooks and crannys and came across one of my best buttons to date. From what I read, its SC Militia Rifle and from the other artifacts I'd say around War of 1812.

    The one item I'm not sure about is a round with a hole in the middle, it is a hair over 1.2" at its widest and it tapers in width like it was inserted into something.

    The oval button, could be a cuff link, seems to have a flower pattern but its pretty faint. The other button is a tombac.

    The item at the top is the worlds first spork...

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    Nice hunt, outstanding Militia button, congrats on all
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    The only example that I can find is on the George Washington Inaugural Button site. The one there is not in nearly as good condition. It's worn with little gold left. The text says that this button is not listed in Albert's.

    Rare indeed!

    It's the 4th one below "State Militia Rifles."
    https://www.georgewashingtoninaugura...ilitia-rifles/
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    I think the thing with a hole might be a crude version of the end of a wick adjuster for a lantern.
    You didn't mention the 17th C spoon end?
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    Like Crusader mentioned - your "spork" is tail end of a 1600s trefid style spoon - rare to find complete - i have many tail ends such as yours and
    when i find them - I get excited. Good sign you are in a good area in the US.

    here is my complete one


    Keep up the good work
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    your oval cufflink/button
    could be Im seeing what i want to see kind of thing
    but looks like I see 3 puffy feathers which would be Welsh Fusilier - if it is - its another cool find
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    the round object you inquired about - i think is just a bronze washer for an old nail
    hole
    looks way to small for a wick - i think i have found a few of them from colonial fields
    they would use on something that moves where with out it nail/rivet could work its way into and thru the wood
    such as maybe on a wagon where the movement back and forth would pull on the nail or rivet- that would act as
    a washer and prevent the head from being pulled into and thru the wood
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    an example of welsh fuselier button - especially the left side of yours - looks like the shape of the left feather
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    Like Crusader mentioned - your "spork" is tail end of a 1600s trefid style spoon - rare to find complete - i have many tail ends such as yours and
    when i find them - I get excited. Good sign you are in a good area in the US.

    here is my complete one


    Keep up the good work
    That is incredible. Thank you for the ID, I would have never guessed. I've never seen a spoon like that before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    an example of welsh fuselier button - especially the left side of yours - looks like the shape of the left feather
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    I'm seeing it too now, thought I saw a circle in the middle though. When I get home tonight I'll try get a better picture and see if I can pick up more detail. That would be a find.
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    Awesome finds. Imagine if we can get that place mowed and disked.
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    I'm glad someone put an ID on your spork. My guess was going to be that it was 3/4 of a copper arrowhead.
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    Nice militia rifleman's button. Does it have a backmark?
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