Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Steel Cup Buttons

These steel cup buttons are all constructed the same way, only the trims inside the cups differ.
 The button itself is a shallow steel cup with a raised rim. A U-shaped steel loop shank is soldered to the back and the various trims are usually riveted in place. 
 On this card of mine the buttons are all medium or large size,  1 inch to 1 3/8
They are from the late 19th century
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