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    old button from 19th century farm?

    Found this old button on my families property. I know that it has been a farm since the at least the mid 1800s. would love to know if anybody has some info on this button. I did not see any number/words or identifying marks on the back. Also if anybody has any good resources for looking up old buttons (websites, books, etc) I'd be interested to do my own research as well. I know aquachigger talks about books he has for identifying old buttons in his videos. Lastly, if this is not the place to post (because we already know its a button)id be happy to post in the correct forum if there is one. thank you in advance! happy hunting!
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    I'm wondering the same thing... what're the button books everyone always talks about and where can I find one? Is there an online option?
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    Many people call it a Zouave button, but zouave buttons were specific to certain military units. Most of the civilian types, like yours, are called ball buttons or bullet ball buttons. An interesting resource for flat buttons is here... https://www.daacs.org/wp-content/uploads/buttons.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah_D View Post
    I'm wondering the same thing... what're the button books everyone always talks about and where can I find one? Is there an online option?
    the couple websites other users posted on here are a good starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajaj View Post
    Many people call it a Zouave button, but zouave buttons were specific to certain military units. Most of the civilian types, like yours, are called ball buttons or bullet ball buttons. An interesting resource for flat buttons is here... https://www.daacs.org/wp-content/uploads/buttons.pdf

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    Thank you for the information! I will definitely research bullet ball buttons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherM View Post

    Thank you for the link!
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    Mid 19th C Ball/globe Button - civvy.
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