Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Work Clothes(overall) Buttons


These buttons were made for the manufacturers of men’s work clothing during the early part of the twentieth century (1900-1935)
They are 2-piece metal with brass tops usually, although white metal, often with a copper or bronze finish, was also used. Some were painted—usually black or red. The backs are of tinned steel which was actually made out of tin plate obtained from discarded tin cans up to about the 1st world war. They have a wire loop shank. A very FEW have a self shank.
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1 comment:

  1. Ever seen one that says "Union Joe?"

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