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    Unsure what button is

    Need help IDíing this button
    Backmark is Ridabock & Co NY
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    I haven't identified the front yet but Ridabock & C0, was in business from 1883-1975. Please post a picture of the back. The letters on the front are, in my opinion, I C.
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    Here is one similar to yours on the Waterbury web site, but it doesn't give any information other than it being a career uniform button.

    https://waterburybutton.com/product/i-c-entangled-2/
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    And, here is another that is not like yours but is identified as an Illinois Central Railroad button. Maybe yours is a fancy version of an Illinois Central button.

    https://waterburybutton.com/product/i-c-2/
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    This button is shown in the Albert book as button SU-76... a Schools & Universities uniform button... specifically, from The Columbian Institute.
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    thanks for your help
    Does Alberts give a date for the button
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    Well... actually BuckleBoy, a lot of my mid-1800s-to-early-1900s "entangled letters" button identifications come from knowing that many are Schools-&-Universities buttons, or "local" (city or county) Militia buttons. Therefore, when a final letter of 2 or 3 letters is:
    A is often for Academy
    C it is often for College
    I is often for Institute
    S is often for School
    U is often for University
    G is often for Guard or Guards
    SS is often Steam Ship
    L is often Line (or Lines) such as Cunard Lines
    and of course R (or RR) is often for Railway or Railroad.


    Also, if you see a C, look for a smaller letter O -- which with the C forms the abbreviation for Company. Check the image below, which is what the Waterbury Button Company catalog calls a "Career Uniform" button... for the Union Traction Company.
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    Collers9640 wrote:
    > Thanks for your help.
    > Does Alberts give a date for the button?

    You're welcome.
    No, Mr. Albert did not give a time-period for the Columbian Institute button... but the lettering-style (which some people now call a "font" style) was very popular in the 1880s-1890s. That matches up with the early part of the Ridabock & Company firm's timeline of existence.
    "Let The Christ be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

 

 

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