Plain flat pewter buttons were often used on both civilian and military clothing. Many original coats show a cord being passed through the button shank to secure the buttons in place. Complete directions for attaching buttons using this method are included on page 22 of The Workman's Guide to Plain Sewing. In The Virginia Gazette in 1751 "RAN away . . . a likely well-set Virginia-born Negro Fellow . . . had on . . . a blue Double-breasted Jacket, with slash'd Sleeves and Pewter Buttons".
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 09 April, 2009.