Found heavy emblem, help identify

Growerjason

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First time on the forum, so hello all.
I recently gained access to a property where a fort was established in 1783 and amongst the items, here are a few in question:
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Sorry, not used to uploading photos. The one I am most curious about is the large triangular piece, it weighs a good 6lbs or more.
And the button too, although in rough shape, any id?
Thank you,
Jason
 

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Yep, that is an iron!
 
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Well, even though we tend to avoid iron I think it is a neat find. I'll try to post the other finds and a clearer picture of the button. Thank you.
 
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It's called a flat iron; and its weight classifies it as a 'sad' iron. “Sad” is an Old English word for “solid,” and the term “sad iron” is often used to distinguish the largest and heaviest of flat irons, usually 5 to 9 pounds.
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Thanks Don, I plan on going back to the site, hopefully it will produce much more as it virgin ground as far as I know.
Here's a better pic of the button. 1452522107053-932154455.jpg
 
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The button is a US General Service button worn by enlisted men from 1854 through 1902. I can't tell which type you have. Does it have a back mark that you can read? What is the size of the button in mm?
 
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