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    Charlotte was settled fairly early. And remember, people kept old and odd buttons back then. American manufacture was not up to snuff until the 19th century. What cannonballguy refers to as "blow hole" buttons are really awesome button types. Many were found in French and Indian war sites, I found some in Rev camps in NY and a few on the Brandywine Battlefield of 1777. I have seen a few coming out of Europe from Napoleonic sites. After my dad died, I got his box of old buttons. In it were some different styles and types from the 18th century. Talk about a shock. He died in 1997. I still have them. Family kept them and never tossed them.

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    CannonBallGuy and Smokeythecat, Thanks for the additional info. I am super stoked to have found such old relics! I will be combing that area I found the flat one. Hopefully there will be more relics left there.
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    I know this thread is a couple years old but I wanted to report that I found one of these yesterday at a house site that was active from about 1750 to the 1830s. It is very possible the site goes back to the 1720s. The owner of the house had a mill nearby that was operating in the 1720s so there could have been another house there before the 1750s house was built. Ive learned from Bill Dancy's book on Colonial Relics that these buttons were once 2 piece. They had a thinner piece attached to the front and almost always the front is gone.

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