Flat German silver buttons became more popular during the early 19th century. These are the buttons called for in the US State Militia Coat. Although generally speaking buttons were becoming more flat as time went from the 15th to the 19th century there is a lot of variation. In . The Virginia Gazette of 1739 "RAN away . . . Two Servant Men, and a Lad . . . [one of the men] is a Blacksmith by Trade. Had on, when he went away, a brown Plains Coat with white flat Metal Buttons . . . The other Man . . . is a Shoe maker . . . Had on, a light colour'd Coat with flat Metal Buttons".
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 19 February, 2012.