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    British button?

    One of todays finds... This button is about the size of a quater. Never seen one of these... On the back you can see "MMOND TURNER ?" I'm guessing bros or sons... quick google search sent me to a British website with a Hammond and a Turner in Birmingham... pretty heavy for a button....cheers.
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    Re: British button?

    I would say late victorian British Button.
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    Re: British button?

    CRUSADER is correct of course It's a "livery" button...

    British Backmarks:

    Hammond, Turner & Sons. 100 Snowhill. Birmingham (1717-1800)
    Hammond, Turner & Dickinson. (H.T.D.) (1800-1812)
    Hammond, Turner & Sons. (1850s)
    Hammond, Turner & Bates. (H.T.B.) Manchester. (1850s)

    Compare to other examples of their work here...
    http://www.angelfire.com/nj4/keemakoo/dogboar.html

    This is also a great source, and possibly narrows your find to 1840 - 1850 (early-mid Victorian) era when the company was known for it's "fine sporting buttons".

    http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/pages/buttonsgtom.html

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    Re: British button?

    I just want to add to what Crusader and Jim have input. Tice's book says: "During the Antebellum and Civil War periods, the firm was a source of fine quality men's sporting buttons."

    I would interpet that as 1850's thru the 1860's.

    Don
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    Re: British button?

    Quote Originally Posted by Don in South Jersey
    I just want to add to what Crusader and Jim have input. Tice's book says: "During the Antebellum and Civil War periods, the firm was a source of fine quality men's sporting buttons."

    I would interpet that as 1850's thru the 1860's.

    Don
    True I did forget to say it looks like a 'hunts button', but thought it kinda obivious. Whats 20 years between friends
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    Re: British button?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Don in South Jersey
    I just want to add to what Crusader and Jim have input. Tice's book says: "During the Antebellum and Civil War periods, the firm was a source of fine quality men's sporting buttons."

    I would interpet that as 1850's thru the 1860's.

    Don
    True I did forget to say it looks like a 'hunts button', but thought it kinda obivious. Whats 20 years between friends

  7. #7

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    Re: British button?

    Sweet.... so it is quite possible the button was here during the Civil War.

    Thanks for the input everyone.
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    I know that this is an old thread . . . but I just found it!

    I found a similar button this past summer. The only difference is the back mark says, "New Sporting Design".
    Thanks for your original post Chitlin and for all of the info!
    Dave
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    Nov 2012
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    I dug a Jacksonian sportsman button with this similar design on it a few months ago and posted it on here...

 

 

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