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  1. #1
    jacdec1968

    Feb 2014
    Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction, Az in the winter
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    Need help with several buttons

    I would like to know as much as possible about these buttons. Dating them would be appreciated. I do know that number one is a ball button and number three is a small flat button, but number two is my main concern. It seems to be very old.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by Johncoho; Oct 10, 2019 at 04:10 PM.
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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Is the shank soldered on or integral cast on #2? Straight on shots of the backs in better light (daylight) would help.
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  3. #3
    jacdec1968

    Feb 2014
    Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction, Az in the winter
    Whites Spectrum XLT, Garrett AT Pro, Macro pinpointer, Garrett carrot pinpointer, Lesch digger, Nel Tornado coil for ATPro
    2,440
    5135 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Is the shank soldered on or integral cast on #2? Straight on shots of the backs in better light (daylight) would help.
    It's all one piece cast, Steve.
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  4. #4
    lu
    Feb 2019
    Luxembourg
    Garrett AT Pro
    49
    70 times
    Metal Detecting
    My best uneducated guess

    1. Late 1600's, early 1700's
    2. Mid 1600's (very cool looking by the way)
    3. Early 1800's
    3. Mid 1700's
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  5. #5
    jacdec1968

    Feb 2014
    Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction, Az in the winter
    Whites Spectrum XLT, Garrett AT Pro, Macro pinpointer, Garrett carrot pinpointer, Lesch digger, Nel Tornado coil for ATPro
    2,440
    5135 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by nkellam22 View Post
    My best uneducated guess

    1. Late 1600's, early 1700's
    2. Mid 1600's (very cool looking by the way)
    3. Early 1800's
    3. Mid 1700's
    Thank you. I was thinking number 2 was 1600's but wasn't sure.
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  6. #6
    #2 is absolutely an early "doublet" button. Hard to dig this side of the pond. Good job.

  7. #7

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
    ACE 250 with DD coil Equinox 600
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    Metal Detecting
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    Very cool. I’ve dug a bunch of 1700’s buttons in SW PA, but never anything as old as the one you just found. Congrats
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  8. #8
    Educator

    Feb 2006
    Occupied CSA (Richmond VA)
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    Sorry to have to say... unfortunately, your button #4 appears to be a 20th Century one. The photo of its back shows what seems to be two circle-shaped injection-molding remnants alongside the "pillar" shank. I've never seen those on an 1800s-or-earlier metal button.
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  9. #9
    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
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    Very nice early finds.
    Even better now that you have a date range for the site.

    Dave
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  10. #10
    jacdec1968

    Feb 2014
    Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction, Az in the winter
    Whites Spectrum XLT, Garrett AT Pro, Macro pinpointer, Garrett carrot pinpointer, Lesch digger, Nel Tornado coil for ATPro
    2,440
    5135 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    Sorry to have to say... unfortunately, your button #4 appears to be a 20th Century one. The photo of its back shows what seems to be two circle-shaped injection-molding remnants alongside the "pillar" shank. I've never seen those on an 1800s-or-earlier metal button.
    I wasn't sure about that one. Thanks, Cannon Ball Guy.
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  11. #11
    jacdec1968

    Feb 2014
    Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction, Az in the winter
    Whites Spectrum XLT, Garrett AT Pro, Macro pinpointer, Garrett carrot pinpointer, Lesch digger, Nel Tornado coil for ATPro
    2,440
    5135 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    #2 is absolutely an early "doublet" button. Hard to dig this side of the pond. Good job.
    Thanks for that info, Smokey.
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  12. #12
    us
    It's all good!!

    Jan 2006
    oklahoma
    Tesoro Vaquero, Tejon
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    Meh did not read anything but nice id!

 

 

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