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1" Domed Brass Metal Button With Rim


Made in the USA

Domed metal buttons with a rim are sometimes referred to as the 'French Marine' button but were actually a common type of civilian button. Several examples of buttons very similar to these may be found on pages 59 and 60 of Gentlemen on the Frontier: A Pictorial Record of the Culture of Michilimackinac. In The Virginia Gazette in 1775 "a Dutch servant . . . a baker by trade . . . Had on, and took with him, a blue coat with brass buttons".

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 30 August, 2019.

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