Pictures are generally by the author, unless otherwise indicated. During the 19th century, the company quickly evolved from a small village shop to a thriving national industry. The poster above confused the issue of buttons made in the North during antebellum days with this other issue, which would indeed have been treason and did not happen. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-WaterburyButtonCo100 WaterburyButtonCo100, two part button, large coat size, 23mm. The die work on this button is amazing! We believe the company may have used these boards to provide a sample of its product line. It would be interesting to create one with 2012 coming up.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-LesherWhitman Leavenworth operated various partnerships, 1811 to 1849. Using dozens of finishes, employees produce buttons that resemble lustrous gold, shiny silver, or dull pewter and nickel for an antique or distressed look. This is the earliest Rhode Island seal and is only known in this size. Here is the full link for your future reference. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Fraser John Fraser, New York.
Strong dent and two small dents to face. Generally military uniform buttons of the Civil War era and earlier command the highest prices, and are in more demand that fashion or private company uniform buttons. The buttons of the Waterbury Button Company, of course! Would make a good substitute for an Ohio Seal. Goods manufactured by Waterbury quickly found their way into the homes of 19th century Americans. The tags in both pieces indicate that they were manufactured in New York and issued by the Brooklyn Army depot. Approximately 1877, H V Allien opened his own business, all buttons bearing his name, alone, will date after the Civil War.
Near mint, a very nice button. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-WaterburyButtonCo201, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 82. Even tho your button wouldn't have been from the time during the war, some of these buttons still command a decent price if you can show evidence of their appropriate age. This rare backmark is sharp and clear on the actual button. That last paragraph was courtesy of the Mattatuck website. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraRichColour Extra Rich Colour, generic or trademark backmark denoting quality, producer is not determined. That's a lot of years for one mark.
Back in 2001, the grand opening of the Button Museum warranted , which I will liberally borrow from to fill out my story. It has some gold gilt and a smooth oval shape dome with a nice rim. Can any one help on getting more info on here. Germain, 60, feeds brass from a large spool into a machine to make the button shells, or tops, to fill an order for the Chicago Police Department. The right side picture shows the back of the same region. Soldiers were often left to their own devices to complete the change by replacing buttons, collar buttons and insignia. Oppici Vice President — Button Division -------------------------------------- Made in the U.
This is the only dug one that I have ever seen. This attractive button serves well as a substitute for the illusive Civil War Ohio seal. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ConningJames000 James Conning operated in Mobile, Alabama before and during the war. Choose Pine or Poplar wood. Click here, buttons for sale:.
Dale was a retailer operating in New York from 1840 to beyond the Civil War. The picture on the left shows the front of the pant legs. The buttons are believed to have been made by Smith Kemp Wright. This is one of the Seargent patches that are affixed to the sleeves. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-WaterburyButtonCo300 WaterburyButtonCo300, two part button, large coat size, 23mm.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-DowlerW W H Dowler operated out of Birmingham England and produced buttons, smuggled through the blockade. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only. I went relic hunting and dug 2 26mm large confederate engineer buttons the sunday before Thanksgiven. One of my favorite discoveries in the museum's Waterbury Collection is this Radio City Music Hall button. The standard references are Albert's Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons and now Warren Tice's Uniform Buttons of the United States. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton Extra Quality, generic or trademark backmark, likely manufactured by Waterbury Button Co. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-WaterburyButtonCo130 WaterburyButtonCo130, two part button, coat size, 20mm.
What am I talking about? Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-WaterburyButtonCo310 WaterburyButtonCo310, two part button, coat size, 21mm. Encouraged by large military contracts and the steady demands of changing fashions, button manufacturing was an important activity for many area companies. After 1849, buttons were produced by Waterbury Button Co Details click:. Our local retail customers have come to rely on Benno's for a wide variety of buttons, ribbons, and other trimmings to accent and augment their fashion and home decorating projects. Shield with A : Artillery. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-LewisTomes Edward Lewis was a London England producer, apparently formed a partnership with Francis Tomes operating in New York starting 1819.
Prices may vary in every state and every country. Civil War Relicman, Harry Ridgeway, Civil War buttons, Relicman sales catalog. Finally, the backmark may not only indicate the manufacturer, but if a particular mark or the manufacturer was in existence for a narrow time period, you can further pin down the likely age and use of a button. Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-WaterburyButtonCo360, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 82. Movie producers called on Waterbury Button Company to create replicas of actual Waterbury buttons worn by the ill-fated White Star Line crew we haven't found one in our collection yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Kochan These pages will be under construction over the next several months.