OLD BUTTON (TIME PERIOD?)
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    OLD BUTTON (TIME PERIOD?)

    Found this button in a field here in NC. It is about 2mm thick and completely flat. It is about 22mm in diameter and can't make out any markings on front or back. Any help with a time period is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    Re: OLD BUTTON (TIME PERIOD?)

    maybe mid/late 1700's to early 1800's
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    Re: OLD BUTTON (TIME PERIOD?)

    We relic-diggers and button collectors call that type of brass button a "1-piece flat-button." The ones with no backmark (maker's-mark) were manufactured sometime between the 1790s and 1840s. They were manufactured for use by the Civilian clothing industry, although a few did get used on Military uniforms. The 1-piece type fell out of favor by the early-1840s, due to the advent of cheaply-priced 2-piece buttons with decorative designs on their front.
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