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    Looking for ID on a 2 piece button...

    Not my find, just trying to help another detectorist from a group I'm in....

    This was found near Sparrows Point / Baltimore area. I think it's DAT? but I can't remember how to tell what order the letters go in. The finder would really like to know what he's got, so I offered to post here where I'm pretty sure someone will know

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    Thanks in advance!
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    looks like possibly a variation (older/newer perhaps?) of this Indiana Athletic Club uniform button..... maybe?

    https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/for...an-c1886-1890/
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    Could it be upside down? The C looks backwards to me.
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    I'd say "T.A.D."
    The "T" seems to be laced thru the other letters
    Here is a good military buttons website....
    Stars on back, I'd bet it is military.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Could it be upside down? The C looks backwards to me.
    I think it's got to be a D in the center, otherwise the other 2 letters are upside down
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    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



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    In the pic fyr posted it looks like a trident with an anchor - not sure about the letter though

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    I think it's got to be a D in the center, otherwise the other 2 letters are upside down
    I see what you are saying. If I am seeing it right it looks like the T is on top of the D and the D is on top of the A. So TDA?
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    2 more long shots: 1) Is/was there an organization in the area where it was found whose initials are some combination of the 3 letters? 2) Does the 10 stars arranged in a circle on the back point to a particular button manufacturer? If so, and there is a book/website of their examples, you might find it there.

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    I was thinking T. D. Academy or something? but I couldn't find anything like it with a pic of an old button
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



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    bump, still hoping someone knows this button
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    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



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    Just a thought but could it be DTA, something transit authority?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Just a thought but could it be DTA, something transit authority?
    This crossed my mind as well - Dundalk is next to Sparrow's Point but I don't think they ever had a Transit Authority.

    I think the order is T D A.
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    any ideas on the back mark? Date? Maker?
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1945 .. Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



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    Entangled lettering. Waterbury bought out many of the old designs and DAT, TDA or DTA or any combination could be searched with the words "entangled lettering" on their old website or maybe intertwined but I cant find the old button website. My guess its a school or company logo.
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Aug 07, 2020 at 11:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Just a thought but could it be DTA, something transit authority?
    I think this is getting closer due to the style of the letters. Not military related IMO.
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