Button Help Please. D. Evans & Co. Attleboro Mass Button.

littlenester

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Jan 22, 2013
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Hello All,

I've had this button for sometime and finally dug it out for some research. I would like to date this button. It has a P on the front. I was thinking police? But I can't find any one like it. I would also like to know how to clean it up some without destruction. Thanks for your help. Feels good to be back on here! IMG_20210615_153237.jpg IMG_20210615_153302.jpg IMG_20210615_153252.jpg IMG_20210615_153347.jpg
 

Dug

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Feb 18, 2013
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Welcome to TNet!

That is certainly a Police button and that backmark was in use from 1850 - 1880 per McGuinn & Bazelon's backmark book.

If it was mine I would only remove the blue oxidation with a toothpick and apply some 3 in one oil to it.
 
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littlenester

Tenderfoot
Jan 22, 2013
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North Alabama
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Whites Spectrum XLT
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All Treasure Hunting
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Thanks Dug! Can do as I have the 3 and one oil for my sewing machine. I really appreciate the time you took to look it up for me.
 

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