Found a 1830s L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back.

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Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back.

Found this small button early into my hunt tonight next to the bean field. It cleaned up real nice. There is some guild still on the back. It was 1 inch down. I guess it had been plowed around over the years but no damage. I also found another shotgun shell, the same as the one I found last night. I was told it dates to the 1900's. My hunt was cut short as the owners daughter showed up with her husband to cut the grass.... yes! She said that they are going to break up the 90 acres of land because they can't sell the place. It's been on the market 2 years. That will be a shame if they do that. It will turn into 5 acre housing tracts.

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Thanks for looking, Ron
 

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Must be Kendrick & Co. of Waterbury, CT, c. 1830'sβ€” usually thought to be the same firm as Ives, Kendrick & Co.
There are a couple of Kendrick & Co. Superfine backmarks.

UPDATE:

Now that you've posted pics, it's clear that the mark is actually " * L & KENDRICK * SUPERFINE"β€” the mark of Leavenworth & Kendrick, c. 1829-42, the firm of Mark Leavenworth, his son Benjamin Franklin Leavenworth, and son-in-law Green Kendrick.
 

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Re: Found a button and need help

Cool.....Still post a pic when you can CJH,the older button's are starting to grow on me now.Congrat's!!!
 

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PBK said:
UPDATE:
Now that you've posted pics, it's clear that the mark is actually " * L & KENDRICK * SUPERFINE"β€” the mark of Leavenworth & Kendrick, c. 1829-42, the firm of Mark Leavenworth, his son Benjamin Franklin Leavenworth, and son-in-law Green Kendrick.


Thanks. I just found it. 1830's I wonder what it went to?
 

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Re: Found a 1830's Kendrick Button with guild still on the back. Updated

That is one fine find! :D jgas
 

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Ultra-Nice button CJH........

Lots of history there I bet........

Keep safe...

Keith
 

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Re: Found a button and need help

PBK said:
Must be Kendrick & Co. of Waterbury, CT, c. 1830'sβ€” usually thought to be the same firm as Ives, Kendrick & Co.
There are a couple of Kendrick & Co. Superfine backmarks.

UPDATE:

Now that you've posted pics, it's clear that the mark is actually " * L & KENDRICK * SUPERFINE"β€” the mark of Leavenworth & Kendrick, c. 1829-42, the firm of Mark Leavenworth, his son Benjamin Franklin Leavenworth, and son-in-law Green Kendrick.

Thanks. I thought there was a letter in front of the kendrick but it's was hard to tell.Any ideas on what the button may have gone to??
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back. Updated 7-31

crazyjarhead said:
Any ideas on what the button may have gone to??

It seems to be a plain-faced gilt brass button of the type widely worn by civilian men on coats and waistcoats in that period.
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back. Updated 7-31

PBK said:
crazyjarhead said:
Any ideas on what the button may have gone to??

It seems to be a plain-faced gilt brass button of the type widely worn by civilian men on coats and waistcoats in that period.
Thanks for the info. The face is flat and plain.
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back. Updated 7-31

Congrats on that fine looking button CJH :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Those old buttons are a treat.
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back. Updated 7-31

Superfind!
 

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Congrats on that fine looking button CJH :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Those old buttons are a treat.

Thanks Merf, Neil in Jersey
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back. Updated 7-31

very nice
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back. Updated 7-31

Awesome find bud, keep poundin that ground!!!! :icon_pirat:
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back. Updated 7-31

thanks devildog :tongue3:
 

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Congrats on that fine looking button CJH :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back.

Great find on that button Craze. Glad to see it come from Ohio.

SKDayton
 

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Re: Found a 1830's L& Kendrick Button with guild still on the back.

Nice button! :thumbsup:

Using some Aluminum Jelly will keep more of that gold gilding on.


I made a post about cleaning buttons in the Preservation threads--and I've got a good example of cleaning a gilded flat button on my post from tonight in Today's Finds.



Regards,


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