Couple of old buttons

doublet2a

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The one with the eagle says

J.M.LITCHFIELD
S.F. CAL.

The best date I could come up with was 1890-1895
I was thinking older than that though.??
The other button says

PACIFIC BUTTON CO.
S FRAN. CAL.

The best date range for this one I could find was after the Civil War.
And looks like it had Gold guilt?
My questions are, can Can anyone give me the right dates and what the scripting is on the one??
And what they were used for.
Thanks as always. The 1st one is 13/16" the other 9/16"

Tim
 

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Ironman!

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Hi Tim,

The J.M. Litchfield button dates from 1876 to the the early 1900's. The Pacific Button Co. dates from 1893-1927. It is listed as a manufacturer of military, naval, society metal buttons, all railroad, cable and electric road buttons a specialty.

Larry
 
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nhbenz

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The letters in question are GAR (Grand Army of the Republic), a Civil War veterans group.
 
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Thanks for the replies..
I thought that's what the letters were, but didn't really know.

Tim
 
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