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    Hlep with old button ID

    Harp on front... "Waterbury Button Co ***" on back. Appears to have been gold gilted at one time. Any help with ID is greatly appreciated. Was found at a cabin built in 1818, Northern Kentucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beetle662 View Post
    Harp on front... "Waterbury Button Co ***" on back. Appears to have been gold gilted at one time. Any help with ID is greatly appreciated. Was found at a cabin built in 1818, Northern Kentucky.

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    It is a musician uniform button. That backmark was used from 1849 - 1965. I saw some examples on-line of Waterbury Button Co. ** but haven't found any with ***. Yours was certainly in the ground for a long time.

    Could be Civil War or maybe from one of the thousands of military type bands that nearly every town in the USA had in the late 19th C.

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    Kinda what I was thinking as well... a local county or city band from the late 1800's or early 1900's. I did find a nice Shield Nickel at this site, and as I stated, the cabin was built in 1818. Plenty of old stuff there that's for sure!
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    I think this is your button. It is listed under "Fashion-Musical" at the Waterbury button site. I didn't find one like it under career or military Band.

    28740 - Musical - Waterbury Button
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