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    Exciting day, more buttons at the colonial farm

    Thought I better get out today as it may be the last time for a while since we got some snow and much colder weather coming this next week.
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    This place has been putting out buttons and buckle parts like crazy. In the area 1 of the image is where I found the large shoe buckle frames, buckle parts and a couple tombacs, but area 2 is where I have found all the other buttons. I have found about 30 so far in this little area.
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    I got a really nice surprise today, I found 3 more engraved tombac buttons that match the one I found a couple weeks ago.. all have their shank.. I've never found two matching before let alone 4 of them.
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    Now this last piece has me really interested, its an inch long, so the overall piece would of been big. I believe it may be lead, or pewter, and I believe it may be a button as you can see where the arrow is, I think may be where the shank was but I could be completely off. I'm hoping a little more gentle cleaning will help me figure out what it may be. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

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    Last edited by catskillcomics; 01-15-2020 at 03:43 PM.
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    Those buttons are beautiful, Scott! How exciting that you found a matching set of four. Are they all the same size?
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    Yes all the same size and about 6" from each other
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    Nice. I love finding button sets. Those are beauties!
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    Great button finds Scott! I bet they used that "area 2" as a clothing dump, especially after someone died from sickness/disease. The cloth dissolved long ago, just leaving the buttons. I bet all those engraved tbs you just posted came from 1 coat.

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    John, I never thought of a clothing dump, but that makes sense.


    Quote Originally Posted by BTV Digger View Post
    Great button finds Scott! I bet they used that "area 2" as a clothing dump, especially after someone died from sickness/disease. The cloth dissolved long ago, just leaving the buttons. I bet all those engraved tbs you just posted came from 1 coat.

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    is the blurred out house an old colonial home Scott or newer ? Congrats on the matching tombacs they are beautiful
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    Those buttons are gorgeous. Great job!!
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    Great recoveries, matching set of buttons, awesome finds. WD
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