Civil War Brass & Embroidered Insignia. Numbers & Letters.

Civil War Brass & Embroidered Insignia. Numbers & Letters.

Poljot chronograph Casio AE12 LCA liquid-crystal-analog watch Traditionally, watches have displayed the time in analog form, with a numbered dial upon which are mounted at least a rotating hour hand and a longer, rotating minute hand. Many watches also incorporate a third hand that shows the current second of the current minute. Watches powered by quartz usually have a second hand that snaps every second to the next marker. A truly gliding second hand is achieved with the tri-synchro regulator of Spring Drive watches. All of the hands are normally mechanical, physically rotating on the dial, although a few watches have been produced with “hands” that are simulated by a liquid-crystal display. Analog display of the time is nearly universal in watches sold as jewelry or collectibles, and in these watches, the range of different styles of hands, numbers, and other aspects of the analog dial is very broad. In watches sold for timekeeping, analog display remains very popular, as many people find it easier to read than digital display; but in timekeeping watches the emphasis is on clarity and accurate reading of the time under all conditions clearly marked digits, easily visible hands, large watch faces, etc. They are specifically designed for the left wrist with the stem the knob used for changing the time on the right side of the watch; this makes it easy to change the time without removing the watch from the wrist.

TMDC: Livery Buttons

Some of these typologies remained in use by local, “urban” militia until the end of the Spanish colonial period in These forms cannot, therefore, be neatly defined temporally as being “First Dominion,” “Louisiana Period,” or “Second Dominion” typologies, several types having seen use during two or all three of these periods. Reenactors portraying the St. Augustine Spanish garrison of wear uniforms that reflect the colors of the Bourbon livery introduced in Spain with the accession of King Felipe V in

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May 13, Happy Tuesday, readers! The Revolutionary War general, not the car. The scene seemed to have a lot of specific details… did this really happen? Yes, it DID really happen! Quite the existential conflict, if you think about it. However, that aspect of the hanging scene is also historically accurate. Near the end of this very same document we read: Well, when you put it THAT way things make a little more sense, right?

The dialogue in the show is directly lifted from the above paragraph — which, I might add, makes historians and history buffs absolutely giddy to see in a historical drama. SOME of us, anyway. In no way did the accuracy detract from the drama of the execution. In fact, I would argue that the drama is enhanced for most viewers upon discovering that this event DID actually happen, unlike several other storylines in the show thus far. Fingers crossed that this happens a lot more often in future episodes!

And speaking of documentation:

Ridgeway Civil War Archive Buttons from Federal Infantry 2 piece buttons, page oneDRAFT

Books – Selections of interest to those getting started in Historical Woodsrunning and Reenactment. Buttons – A good selection of Pewter Buttons dating from the mid th through the early 19th century, 23 to choose from. Also, Bone, Horn and Pearl Buttons. Catalog – Hardcopy catalog with a detailed listing of our wares, as well as sundry bits of ancient and useful information for historical woodsrunners.

Jul 07,  · Need help dating pewter spoons. well the button was found in a field on property thats been farmed since around when the farmhouse was built,the acidic soil as well as many years of fertalizer i’m sure have taken their toll,just as coins i have pulled out of .

Share this article Share Mr Pilson, 76, began scouring the Thames in the mid s after taking early retirement from his job as a shipping manager. He is one of the last surviving ‘mudlarkers’ who were common in the nineteenth century as hundreds of mainly poor women and children eked out a living by hunting for hidden bounty dropped by richer travellers on the Thames. Today it is done by a handful of amateurs using metal detectors who donate their discoveries to the Museum of London.

The year-old’s haul, believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, includes incredibly detailed accessories made of silver and pewter Over the years Mr Pilson’s haul has also included knives, forks, smoking pipes and a silver wine taster from He even discovered some 19th Century pornography, featuring women in erotic poses that had been smashed up and dumped in the river, apparently having been confiscated by customs from a ship arriving from France.

His latest collection includes a button with a scene from the Old Testament story of Joseph escaping from Potiphar’s wife from the late 16th or 17th century. Age of conspicuous consumption:

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Maybe in his free time he will be able to champion this section and provide the revolutionary war button community a historic perspective with adding information relevant to the buttons we post. With the RRN Molds he was able to dig, we are able to have a real starting point into the American theatre. There will be times when Rick or I will add small sections of context information in-between. To begin this section properly, we are going to start with the King George III knowledge and the steps he took in preparation to the colonists revolts.

So, opening Forward will be in chronological order of Mr.

Federal infantry button, Army to , (GIblankFlatPreManufacture), (one part flat button, cast pewter, small coat size, 13mm). Button was intended for .

Usually worn around the neck 23 Fire lighting kit including flint and striker and tinder 24 Yard of match — the cord that burns to give fire to the gun 26 Worm — for clearing blockages 27 Ramrod 28 Bag of 20 caliver lead balls 29 Caliver – before Elizabeth I came to the throne in gunsmiths around the country would make the muskets used in battle to their own specifications. The new queen insisted on standardisation, and so the bore caliver was introduced 30 Money bag with gold coins New Model Army musketeer, Battle of Naseby 1 Latchet shoes – straight lasted shoes, i.

The NMA was the first to try and standardise equipment and equip its soldiers with a standard coat. At the time they only had two prongs 24 Spoon 25 Drinking vessel made from horn 26 Wooden bowl 27 Leather flask lined with pitch 28 Felted woollen hat, the paper in the hat band is a religious tract. A lot of the soldiers of the New model Army were from the “low church” tradition, where sermons are the central feature of the service.

It has white worsted woollen cap cords and tassels, a brass cap plate bearing a Coldstream star in the centre, a black leather cockade worn on the left hand side red and white feathered plume to indicate that the wearer is from a centre company. If the soldier was from the Grenadier Company he would wear a white plume and from the Light Company a Green plume 2 Fingerless woollen gloves 3 Soldiers red short coat bearing the rank of Corporal, it was lined with course linen and had Royal Blue facings, white worsted lace pewter buttons in two’s as is the custom for the Coldstream Guards.


Physical[ edit ] Droplet of solidified molten tin Tin is a soft, malleable , ductile and highly crystalline silvery-white metal. When a bar of tin is bent, a crackling sound known as the ” tin cry ” can be heard from the twinning of the crystals. The melting point is further lowered to

On June 29 , 13, uniform coats were ordered and were to be trimmed with pewter buttons with their respective regiment number. The first shipment was provided by Joseph Jones, Jr. of Mendon, Massachusetts. This order consisted of 5, dozen pewter buttons.

Economy issue badges war-time During both World Wars there was a shortage of manpower and metals. As a result, cheaper badges were produced. For WW1 many pre-war bi-metallic badges were made as single-metal all-brass badges. For WW2, badges were made from Bakelite. Soldiers did not like these and would discard them if they could find a better quality pre-war example. These have now become rare and valuable for the following reasons: Limited number made Badges discarded by the owners reduces the amount in circulation Collectors’ interest in insignia specific to WW1 and WW2 Embroidery and Weaving Embroiderers take a piece of cloth and stitch a design onto it.

This can either be done by hand or by machine. We abbreviate this on our catalogues to ‘Embr’. Our abbreviation ‘Embr’ generally refers to normal silk, cotton or poly-cotton embroidery, as opposed to embroidery using Bullion or Lurex. Weaving looks similar to embroidery, but the method of production is entirely different. There is no original piece of cloth, and the manufacturers start with the original threads and construct the cloth and design at the same time.

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Background The word button has evolved from the French “bouton”, meaning bud or knob. Buttons significantly pre-date button-holes which are believed to have been introduced into Europe from the Middle East and, as such, served an ornamental rather than a practical purpose. In previous eras buttons were sometimes used as a way to convey one’s status in society: It is said that King Hal was also sporting a button-covered tunic that afternoon. By the early eighteenth century, button making had become an easy way for artisan potters, painters, woodworkers, silversmiths and even textile weavers to supplement their incomes.

A few colonists also began to make buttons around this time American-made buttons dating from this era tend to be wood, brass or pewter.

How to Find Vintage Antique Buttons for a hobby or to sell to collectors is an interesting pursuit. Collectible vintage buttons must be older than to be considered vintage. There are many interesting buttons for men to collect during this period like celluloid buttons, military buttons, brass.

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May 13, Happy Tuesday, readers! The Revolutionary War general, not the car. The scene seemed to have a lot of specific details… did this really happen? Yes, it DID really happen! Quite the existential conflict, if you think about it.

The CS Kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined. Select untrimmed gray, gray with artillery red band, gray with cavalry yellow band, gray with infantry blue band, or jean wool.

The examples shown are from the collections of National Button Society members who have collaborated in this educational effort. Each thumbnail below is labeled by NBS material or type. Clicking on the thumbnail will take you to examples of buttons in that section as defined in the current NBS Classification and Competition Guidelines Blue Book. Each button in the individual sections is labeled according to the Blue Book class or subclass being illustrated.

Some labels include additional attributes but there is no intention to identify all features. In other words, this resource provides one or more visual examples for every type of button cited in the Blue Book sections referenced below. On any page visited, the “Section Pages” drop down menu at the top right will allow moving to any another Blue Book section.

Vintage Button Guide

Button was intended for infantry and depicts script with star below in an oval. Infantry Regiment, script I one piece Flat one piece button, foliated I this is period. Attractive pewter button, shank may have been reattached. Stand up shank intact, clean example , much better than typical Recovered:

Metal buttons are extremely popular and are used for stylish fashion and outerwear. We have them in antique silver, pewter and brass. Glass and resin buttons are featured here too. Size search: Small, Medium, Large. Full page details. enamelled flower button. coiled chain button.

Buttons come in many styles Courtesy Button Country. The button—with its self-contained roundness and infinite variability—has a quiet perfection to it. Running a cascade of buttons through your fingers feels satisfyingly heavy, like coins or candy; their clicking whoosh and blur of colors lull you. A button packs an extraordinary amount of information about a given time and place—its provenance—onto a crowded little canvas. Courtesy Portable Antiquities Scheme. The earliest known button, writes Ian McNeil in An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology , “was originally used more as an ornament than as a fastening, the earliest known being found at Mohenjo-daro in the Indus Valley [now Pakistan].

It is made of a curved shell and about years old. Advertisement Along with brooches, buckles, and straight pins, buttons were used in ancient Rome as decorative closures for flowing garments. However, none of these options worked perfectly. Pins poked unsightly holes into precious fabrics. Supporting yards of cloth at a single point required buttons of architectural heft, made of bone, horn, bronze or wood. Some designs took the functional pressure off buttons by knotting the fabric securely into position, then topping off the look with a purely ornamental button.

Incidentally, as a button alternative, Mycenaeans of the Roman era invented the fibula, a surprisingly modern forerunner to our safety pin. This design was lost with them until it re-emerged in mid th century America.

Metal Casting Process Medieval Style

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