Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2012
    Fisher F75
    167
    52 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Early 1800s London Double Gilt Flat Button

    Found a flat button at a 1800s house. It says London Double Gilt on it and it has a wreath around the shank. I have found similar buttons on the Internet from the early 1800s. If anyone has some more info on it please let me know.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image-684030614.jpg 
Views:	274 
Size:	270.8 KB 
ID:	661753   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image-2652189272.jpg 
Views:	241 
Size:	220.6 KB 
ID:	661754  
    Smf399

  2. # ADS
    Ads

    TreasureNet.com is the premier Treasure Hunting Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!

  3. #2
    Educator

    Feb 2006
    Occupied CSA (Richmond VA)
    White's 6000, Nautilus DMC-1, Minelab
    3,329
    2184 times
    Relic Hunting
    It is a civilian-clothing button manufactured in Britain in the early 1800s. Although the American Colonies had achieved Independence at least 20 years before that time, American "industry" was still in its infancy, and was unable to provide the needed quantities of manufactured goods. Therefore, very large quantities still had to be imported from the old "Mother Country."

    Your simple "plain-faced" 1-piece brass button was manufactured in vast numbers until the mid-1830s, when machinery was invented which could inexpensively mass-produce much more ornate 2-piece buttons.

    The term "Double Gilt" on your button means it had two coatings of gold gilt. Higher-quality buttons had three coats, and thus were marked "Treble Gilt."

  4. #3
    us
    Aug 2012
    Fisher F75
    167
    52 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    It is a civilian-clothing button manufactured in Britain in the early 1800s. Although the American Colonies had achieved Independence at least 20 years before that time, American "industry" was still in its infancy, and was unable to provide the needed quantities of manufactured goods. Therefore, very large quantities still had to be imported from the old "Mother Country."

    Your simple "plain-faced" 1-piece brass button was manufactured in vast numbers until the mid-1830s, when machinery was invented which could inexpensively mass-produce much more ornate 2-piece buttons.

    The term "Double Gilt" on your button means it had two coatings of gold gilt. Higher-quality buttons had three coats, and thus were marked "Treble Gilt."
    thanks

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsors

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jun 27, 2012, 10:17 PM
  2. Button with London Gilt
    By mastereagle22 in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep 12, 2011, 07:43 AM
  3. **Confederate Flat Button**TREBLE GILT STAND d"
    By relichound in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Apr 26, 2011, 02:17 PM
  4. Replies: 18
    Last Post: Apr 07, 2009, 09:23 AM
  5. Double Gilt button I.D.
    By long island red in forum Buttons
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jun 24, 2008, 08:23 PM

Search tags for this page

1800 marked flat button waffle
,
1800s flat buttons
,
antique gilt flat button
,
double celt flat button
,

double gilt flat button

,

gilt flat button

,

london double gilt button

,
london double quality button
,

london flat button

,
treble london button
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.3