My first buckles!

Salty

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Today was a super day for me! My first ever old buckles from South Carolina! I am so excited! If anyone wants to post some more info I would be thrilled to learn more. Thanks everyone for looking!
 

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Digger RJ

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Today was a super day for me! My first ever old buckles from South Carolina! I am so excited! If anyone wants to post some more info I would be thrilled to learn more. Thanks everyone for looking!
Nice!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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Beautiful early 18thc Colonial buckles, I'd love to see more of the detail with them all cleaned up. :thumbsup:
Dave

The first known buckles to be used were made of bronze for their strength and durability for military usage. For the last few hundred years, buckles have been made from brass. In the 18th century, brass buckles incorporated iron bars, chapes, and prongs due to the parts being made by different manufactures. Silver was also used in buckle manufacturing for its malleability and for being strong and durable with an attractive shine. White metal, any bright metallic compound, was also used in all styles of buckles; however, if iron was present, rust will form if it is allowed to be exposed and remain in damp conditions.
 
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Beautiful early 18thc Colonial buckles, I'd love to see more of the detail with them all cleaned up. :thumbsup:
Dave

The first known buckles to be used were made of bronze for their strength and durability for military usage. For the last few hundred years, buckles have been made from brass. In the 18th century, brass buckles incorporated iron bars, chapes, and prongs due to the parts being made by different manufactures. Silver was also used in buckle manufacturing for its malleability and for being strong and durable with an attractive shine. White metal, any bright metallic compound, was also used in all styles of buckles; however, if iron was present, rust will form if it is allowed to be exposed and remain in damp conditions.
Thank you for the info! I will get pics with ruler, etc. and post them tonight!
 

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Today was a super day for me! My first ever old buckles from South Carolina! I am so excited! If anyone wants to post some more info I would be thrilled to learn more. Thanks everyone for looking!
wtg, love those buckles!
 
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Here are better pics of my cleaned up buckles. Plus an object of " what is it?", lol!
 

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Great Saves of the buckles. Congrat's, and Continued Success to you.
 

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Congrats. Your on the right age for some cobs or pistareens on that site
 

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