Tombac button history. Buttons of American War of Independence

Eddy Large Tombac Button
  • Conrad No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Many times I ended up removing all the patina, and with it the backmark as well.
William Tombac buttons
  • Waldo I also do this if I am going to stop work on the button for an extended amount of time.
Greg 18th Century tombac
  • Elliott Identifying and Cleaning China Buttons These are all sew through buttons and many had stencil-like patterns or colored decals on them.
  • Hilario Most vintage metal buttons were made from brass or copper. HubPages Traffic Pixel This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site.
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  • Bill Rubicon Project This is an ad network. I'm a living historian interested in costume and culture from years before.
  • Eugenio We have no children to pass them along to.
Hiram Is this a tombac button.. or something else? Its Pewter
  • Grant One of the recovered artifacts is a brass button with a train steam engine design; the engine appears to be a type used during the Civil War era.
  • Zane Bone was also used to make home décor and hair accessories.
Ian 1800's Cellar hole tombac dandy flat cuff buttons metal detecting Sisters History Detectorists
  • Gil I have purchased the tools and other items I need for my studio over the past several years, but due to our financial situation getting alot worse since I stopped working, I haven't had the opportunity to finish setting up shop I still need several tools and silver.
  • Brant Also, please provide a published reference. Lucite buttons were most popular from the 1930s on through the 1960s.
Miles dressbuttons
  • Wendell Identifying and Cleaning Bone buttons Bone buttons were heavier than plastic buttons.
  • Arron I am a professional archaeologist. Vimeo Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them.
Osvaldo Large Tombac Button
  • Zachariah I'm sure I can find a way to atleast cover the shipping cost. Do not use a toothbrush on these, either.
  • Eddy Some are carved, pressed with fine lined patterns, painted or some have a shiny, mottled look. The army force maintained here by the King comprised 35% of the Hessians drawn mainly from the principalities of Hesse Cassel, Brunswick, Hesse Hanau, Waldeck, and other smaller German states.
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  • Harley I think they have a more specific date range of course they were used beyond it though to help date areas. Be sure that you try any cleaning method listed here on a less valuable find first.