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OK guys y’all know that I went through my junk drawer and found like a lot of buttons that I was just seeing them as junk since they were just flat buttons mostly black but what I’ve done is I put them in a tumbler and I tumble them and that made some words come out then on the gold filled ones I’ll put them in lemon juice and all the black rolled off and it’s beautiful. It says “Joseph Maven No 5” The only problem is I can’t find it anywhere on Google
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DCMatt is correct, as usual. :)

Additional info about your 1-piece brass flatbutton:
According to the McGuinn-&-Bazelon book on button backmark dating, Joeseph Mann was listed as a button manufacturer in Birmingham England from 1800 to 1843. So, your button is a British import. Indented lettering in the backmark of a flatbutton dates it to being from about 1810 into the 1830s. The War-of-1812 and postwar US boycotting of British goods strongly indicates your button was made and imported to the US sometime in the 1820s.
 
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Possibly Joseph Mann - button manufacturer, Birmingham. 1805 - 1843 give or take a couple of years.
Thank you thank you so much I appreciate it and I really do you’re always right on it DC it’s amazing
 
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DCMatt is correct, as usual. :)

Additional info about your 1-piece brass flatbutton:
According to the McGuinn-&-Bazelon book on button backmark dating, Joeseph Mann was listed as a button manufacturer in Birmingham England from 1800 to 1843. So, your button is a British import. Indented lettering in the backmark of a flatbutton dates it to being from about 1810 into the 1830s. The War-of-1812 and postwar US boycotting of British goods strongly indicates your button was made and imported to the US sometime in the 1820s.
I’m talking about amazing my man TheCannonballGuy. Of course that makes sense because that’s where I have found all my 1812 buttons really the fourth is the only place iPhone that actually had buttons and most of them were all war of 1812 some pewter script call I got a nice collection out of there and this one’s good I’m proud to have it. I hope all is well with you and your family I hope this year brings a lot of good health and prosperity to your family 🇺🇸
 
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