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05-06-2012, 09:30 PM
Can anyone help me with this button? I found three of them in about a 20 foot area at an old homestead. This is the best one and it say ARI Metalworks, Newark, New Jersey on the back side.

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05-06-2012, 09:41 PM
It is a military button called the Great Seal Button. They have been in use since 1902 but your version dates after 1910. The backmark should read ART METAL WORKS. I think I see traces of black paint on it which would date this button to the WWI period.

05-07-2012, 02:41 AM
nice buttons Cornstar and great i.d. fyrffytr1 |:cheering: |:cheering:

05-07-2012, 10:27 AM
Thanks! Finding out what you have is as much fun as digging them!