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Set of Ten Brass Rings

$1.50

Called "wire buttons" during the 18th and early 19th century brass rings were used for making fabric covered and thread cartwheel buttons (we suggest white or half bleached linen 35/2 thread). Instructions are found in The Lady's Guide to Plain Sewing [Book II] for making both types of buttons. These wire buttons were used specifically on the collar of men's shirts and men's waistcoats as this trade card dated 1757-1758 includes “Sells all sorts of . . .  shirt & waistcoat, fine mould & wire buttons” The Lewis Walpole Library. Besides this wire buttons may be used anywhere a small cloth or thread covered button is required. These solid brass rings have a 1/2" (12 mm) diameter which are seen on many extant waistcoats for the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 May, 2007.

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