Pewter Button, Domed, 3/4"

Pewter Button, Domed, 3/4"

Pewter Button, Domed, 3/4"

Product No. 5532-053-075


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3/4" Pewter Buttons, hand cast using "Britannia" pewter. These are the most authentically designed buttons around, featuring a drilled shank, or lug, on back for attachment.

Pewter Buttons: White metal, or pewter, was the name given to a variety of white colored alloys. Pewter buttons were popular from 1700 to 1820, and then were revived in the 1850s. These buttons were molded, often being homemade, and were either self-shanked from the molding process. They were attached by sewing or by wire. Iron shanks were attached to pewter buttons beginning around 1800, and the buttons often carry maker’s marks on the backside. This practice had become widespread by 1820. Britannia buttons were a specific alloy, usually around 90% tin and 10% antimony. These were developed in 1770 and were always stamped ‘Britannia’ on imports. - - from A History of Button Manufacture, Use & Classification by Crazy Crow Trading Post

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