Two piece button last night. Heraldic Eagle front and "Philadelphia" on the back?

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Was hitting some curbstrips last night and came up with this button. It's smashed and in pretty rough shape. The back has a couple things stamped into it, but all I can make out is "Philadelphia". Any ideas?
 

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Was hitting some curbstrips last night and came up with this button. It's smashed and in pretty rough shape. The back has a couple things stamped into it, but all I can make out is "Philadelphia". Any ideas?
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Nice recovery, what's the other word under the wire/shank?
 
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Nice recovery, what's the other word under the wire/shank?
Alrighty. I cleaned it up with some dish soap and a toothbrush. I believe it says Horstmann/Philadelphia on the back. It seems to be an army general service button, from what years I can't tell you. Estimates online are all over the place. I really need to get a decent button book.
 

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