Have you ever seen this mark?

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Found this lead button with this interesting mark on the back. Has anyone ever come across this mark before?
 

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Try looking at it this way. Maybe someone can help identifying it. It looks to me like the figure is an Indian or a rabbit
and there may be some letters in the chest area.
Click image a couple of times to magnify:
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Try looking at it this way. Maybe someone can help identifying it. It looks to me like the figure is an Indian or a rabbit
and there may be some letters in the chest area.
Click image a couple of times to magnify:
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I see an Indian with two feathers on his head hunched over using a sewing machine and a big feather and an arrow are coming out of the sewing machine life fabric. Maybe the button was made for the clothes produced in a factory run by Native Americans.
 

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Interesting find Brian, did you find it near salt water or on a beach? :dontknow:
What type of metal do you think it is, it looks like pot metal or zinc to me.

I've never seen a makers mark like that one before. :icon_scratch:
Date wise, I'm thinking it's from the 1920s.
Dave
 
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I've seem the arrow/feather reference before but I can't recall it now. It's an early one for sure, being lead as you quoted.
I rotated the photo to see if it made anymore sense-but got nothing playing around with editing tools to see if the detailing was enhanced.
The British Button Society does a ID for ?5 (:BangHead: ?=British pound symbol)
The area between the head and the arrow is obscured a tad to get any sense on what the letters are.
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Brian C,

Awesome find, definitely a unique makers mark. I did see a maker (Rogers and Spurr MFG Co) with an arrow design that was close to yours on page 211 in the below reference book named “Trademarks on Base-Metal Tableware” found on the Southern Historical Association (SHA) website

https://sha.org/assets/documents/Trademarks on Base-Metal Tableware.pdf

Good luck with your hunts. Walt
 
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Thank you.
 
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Thank you for your link, great reference book.
 
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No I found it at an old site in a farmers field up here in Canada.
 

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