1-1/8″ Domed German Silver Metal Button With Rim
Made in the USA
Being made of solid German silver, they may be polished with no fear of loosing their color. Polished smooth, these buttons have no sharp edges to cut your thread and having a round soldered shank that works very well when attaching buttons with tape. Domed and rimmed metal buttons are sometimes referred to as the ‘French Marine’ button but were actually a common type of civilian button as well. Several examples of buttons very similar to these may be found on pages 59 and 60 of Gentlemen on the Frontier: A Pictorial Record of the Culture of Michilimackinac. In 1746 in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London during the theft trial a man “was indicted for stealing . . . two Silver Buttons, value 1 s. a Silver Button wash’d, value 3 d.
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