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    Not sure what this may be?

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    It’s about the size of a quarter.

    Thanks for any help I can get identifying this ��

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    It looks like a repurposed story button .. what does the other side look like?
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    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    It doesn’t have a shank of any kind, but on the bottom it has this. Looks like the other side should match. Probably how they lost it.

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    Here’s the back
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    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

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    My first thought was an old zipper pull tab from the early 20thc.
    It could really be from anything.

    Dave

    "The invention of the modern zipper was actually a long process that involved several different people. The inventor of the sewing machine, Elias Howe, received a patent in 1851 for an “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure." Although it was a good idea, he didn't market it, because he was too busy promoting the sewing machine. Over 40 years later, Whitcomb Judson improved upon Howe's idea and began to market what he called a “Clasp Locker." He designed it to be a fastener for shoes. To produce his new device, he started the Universal Fastener Company. The product debuted at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, but it didn't have much success. The modern zipper was eventually designed in 1913 by Gideon Sundback, who worked at the Universal Fastener Company in Hoboken, New Jersey. He received a patent for his “Separable Fastener" in 1917.

    Sundback’s design increased the number of fastening elements to 10 per inch and included two rows of interlocking teeth that would latch together with the help of a slider. His design was the first fastener to resemble what we now know as a zipper. But Sundback didn't come up with the name! The name “zipper" was developed by the B.F. Goodrich Company. They used Sundback's device as a fastener on a new type of rubber boots they produced. They called the device a “zipper" and the name stuck! Early on, zippers were mainly used on boots and pouches that held tobacco. It would be another 20 years before the fashion industry began to use zippers on clothing. One of the first uses on closing was replacing the buttons on men's trousers with zippers."
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishdigger87 View Post

    It doesn’t have a shank of any kind, but on the bottom it has this. Looks like the other side should match. Probably how they lost it.
    Thanks for the pics .. I am not sure what it is.. I thought it might have been a Kate Greenaway inspired child's button, or a fable/story button. It's beautiful whatever it is, and certainly would be a great center piece in a display case.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    I say it's part of a clip-on earring, what remains of the clasp is the clue.
    Meant for a sailor's or whailer's sweetheart or daughter, nice little schooner on it...

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    Thank you! I agree, it doesn’t get any sweeter than this. ❤️
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    Thank you for the info!!

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    I’ll research this, thank you!

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    us
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    Inkwell lid?

    Early 20th C.

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    "It's a long time between drinks."
    Attributed to John Motley Morehead
    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

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    Nice detective work! I’m going to definitely look into this -Thank you!

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    can you give us more?....where was it found?

 

 

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