✅ SOLVED I need button help again.

Merf

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Found these today a an early 1800s field site. Had to tumble them for a half hour to get any markings.
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Thanks in advance for any help.
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They are mid 18th to very early 19th C. If you tell us the markings we may be able to be more specific.
 
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They are mid 18th to very early 19th C. If you tell us the markings we may be able to be more specific.
All I can see so far is the word London. I will tumble them far another half hour and see if that helps.
 
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There are some charts floating around the web that may help you determine the age by the type of shank used. Just Google "antique button identification". You should see the charts in images.
 
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There are some charts floating around the web that may help you determine the age by the type of shank used. Just Google "antique button identification". You should see the charts in images.
Here are some better pics. As good of condition as I can get them. They measure 3/4” across.
 

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There are some charts floating around the web that may help you determine the age by the type of shank used. Just Google "antique button identification". You should see the charts in images.
Thanks. I am aware of the type and age. Just trying to determine what is printed on them.
 
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Ummm... nobody seems to have noticed, so I'll speak up. Unless my elderly eyes are deceiving me... the button with a backmark saying "London," shown in the first two of the recent photos, is in actuality not a button, it is a 2-piece button's back. Notice that the backmark's lettering is visible on both the front and back. Also, the stub of the broken-off shank/loop is visible on both sides. Those characteristics mean it's just a button-back, not a complete button.
 
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Ummm... nobody seems to have noticed, so I'll speak up. Unless my elderly eyes are deceiving me... the button with a backmark saying "London," shown in the first two of the recent photos, is in actuality not a button, it is a 2-piece button's back. Notice that the backmark's lettering is visible on both the front and back. Also, the stub of the broken-off shank/loop is visible on both sides. Those characteristics mean it's just a button-back, not a complete button.
thanks Cannonball.. You are right I think.
 
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