Old Flat Button With Thin Anchor

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Any ideas on this one? Naval? Really pitted and flaking. The anchor is just a thin line. I think I see the arrows at the bottom. The top (from what I can make out) is a bit different. It's from an old site.

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Man i like your button !
I can`t find it in Tice`s book "Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776-1865"
Might be in Albert`s but i think i lost mine.
That looks to be very early !
Gary
 
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I'd never seen the V shaped stock on the anchor and so thin and plain. If it is what it looks like, then yeah I think it's pretty old. I found similar looking buttons on this site. Continental Navy! Possible?
 
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Definitely a late-1700s Continental Navy button, shown as button NA-2A in the book "Record Of American Uniform And Historical Buttons" by Alphaeus H. Albert.
 
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Definitely a late-1700s Continental Navy button, shown as button NA-2A in the book "Record Of American Uniform And Historical Buttons" by Alphaeus H. Albert.

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What is it made of? Should be pewter but the color and green corrosion sort of suggests brass.
 
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Tough to say the metal. It's flaky for sure like old dug pewter and almost paper thin. Darker than the photo too, but still basically a brown color. Too bad it's so toasted.
 
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just found the same button, any information on it? Thanks
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From TheCannonBallGuy- post#4 on this thread.


Definitely a late-1700s Continental Navy button, shown as button NA-2A in the book "Record Of American Uniform And Historical Buttons" by Alphaeus H. Albert.
 
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Great button finds to both of you. You might want to use a 50/50 mix of Elmer's white glue and water to keep your buttons from deteriorating any more.
 
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Late thanks, Alberts book out of price range at this time, again thanks for help
 
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