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    2 new Brass Two Piece Buttons... HELP !! :-)

    Hello all !!

    I was out at a site that has yielded lots of Victorian to 1920's goodies... and today was no exception...

    Here are two buttons to see the light of day since.... *shrug* I assume Civil Way period by the button type...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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    The first 2-piece button is a Connecticut State Militia button, for Enlisted-men's ranks (not Officers, who wore a 3-piece version). The one you dug was manufactured sometime i8n the 1840s-to-1850s, based on its RMDC (Raised-Mark-in-a-Depressed-Channel) backmark. If you can read enough of the backmark to make out the name, we may be able to give you more info about it.

    The second 2-piece button is currently believed (but as far as I've heard, not yet solidly proven) to be a US Navy Chief Petty Officer's button. If so, yours was made sometime after 1893. According to Wikipedia, "The grade of Chief Petty Officer was established on April 1, 1893 for the Navy. The United States Congress first authorized the Coast Guard to use the promotion to Chief Petty Officer on 18 May 1920."

    Chief petty officer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Or, it may be a foreign navy button, or a commercial Steamship company's button.
    Last edited by TheCannonballGuy; Jul 22, 2012 at 03:26 PM.

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    Top Button says - Scoville & CO Waterbury
    Bottom Button I can read XXXXXXX YORK on bottom and on top XXXXXX & CO
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    This looks like your button. Anchor - Anchors - Waterbury Button You can contact them for more info.

 

 

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