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  1. #1
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    May 2009
    Saint Paul, MN
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    Older looking Buckle- SOLVED: Either waist strap or suspender buckle

    I found this buckle and was wondering as to the approximate age? Any ideas?

    It measures about a little over an inch and a half long and a little over an inch wide. Appears to be brass. One of the tines has been bent and I don't want to risk straightening it out as it might break.

    Just curious as to what it was attached to at one point.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2
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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Older looking Buckle

    At 1"-by-1&1/2" size, you've most probably got a suspender-strap adjuster buckle. "The "style" of yours (very narrow sharp-tiipped spines for gripping-teeth) dates from the mid-1800s to approximately the end of that century. There are some very similar but somewhat smaller ones for adjusting a pants-waist strap (located at the back of the waist of the pants).
    "Let The Christ be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

  3. #3

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Older looking Buckle

    I would say pants waist slack adjustment buckle.Many of them have the patent dates on them as well
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





  4. #4
    us
    May 2009
    Saint Paul, MN
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Whites Coinmaster, Bounty Hunter LRP
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    Re: Older looking Buckle - Solved: Either waist strap buckle or suspender buckle

    Thanks! I'll mark this one solved.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Older looking Buckle- SOLVED: Either waist strap or suspender buckle

    Kuger, I based my statement that Black651's buckle was "most probably" a suspender-buckle on his statement that it is "a little over an inch and a half long." The 1850s/60s-dated (and non-dated "Paris"-marked) pants-waist strap adjuster buckles with 3 daggerlike sharp teeth that I and others have dug are not that long/wide. They're more like 1 inch or 1-&-1/8 inch long/wide. So I figured Black651's buckle had to be intended for use on for a wider strap -- such as suspenders.
    "Let The Christ be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

  6. #6

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Older looking Buckle- SOLVED: Either waist strap or suspender buckle

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy
    Kuger, I based my statement that Black651's buckle was "most probably" a suspender-buckle on his statement that it is "a little over an inch and a half long." The 1850s/60s-dated (and non-dated "Paris"-marked) pants-waist strap adjuster buckles with 3 daggerlike sharp teeth that I and others have dug are not that long/wide. They're more like 1 inch or 1-&-1/8 inch long/wide. So I figured Black651's buckle had to be intended for use on for a wider strap -- such as suspenders.
    Thanks for the Clarification Cannon,I respect your opinion, and you may well be right,but given the frequency we dig these and never find a pair,I am led to beleive these never did serve as suspender hardwear,but thats just my observation.I have many period pictures showing them as slack adjusters but have never seen an image with one as a suspender buckle?
    Have you ever found a pair in a camp??
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





 

 

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