Sleeve buttons were used on the sleeves of men's shirts and women's shifts and are often confused with cuff links which is a late 19th century term. People of all social classes wore them; they were also issued to soldiers of several military regiments including the 17th of Foot in 1776 and the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment in 1778.
These five eights inch sleeve buttons are copied from an original pair excavated from Fort Ouiatenon and are made of the highest quality pewter. The larger size appears more common during the mid 18th century. We sell these buttons by the set which includes enough buttons for one shirt. In other words two pairs of buttons each pair connected by an oval brass attachment.
The picture shows the front and back to show the brass oval attachment.
Hand cast and assembled in the USA.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 04 August, 2014.