Brass sleeve buttons were used on the sleeves of men's shirts and women's shifts and are often confused with cuff links which were used later in the late 19th century. 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 sleeve buttons are 1/2" buttons copied from an original in a private collection. 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 a soldered oval attachment.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 05 October, 2016.