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LaWelmer
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Hi,
Has anyone seen a button like this before?
Thank you,
Barry
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Yes I have! It’s an 18th century hollow button according to Gordon Bailey. These type of two part buttons were produced into the 19th century though so could be a bit younger :thumbsup:
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As Cath says, a nice early button. It's well worth getting familiar with different styles and methods of button manufacture and how they evolved.
Not only is it interesting in itself to get an organised collection together but also buttons are an excellent way of getting a handle on the occupation of a permission. Being able to date buttons (and buckles) helps give a steer to what ages other artefacts from the same site are liable to be. The social status, and even occupation, of people using the land is a clue to what else may be there.
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Thanks chaps, I’m learning all the time!
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