WWI army uniform button?

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  1. AluminumMagnet

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    I was hunting in the woods today and dug this old Tunic button up.

    On the back I can see "New York", but can't read the other words.

    It measures about 1-1/8" in diameter and is about 1/4" thick.

    I believe this is from WWI. Can anyone date this button?

    Other than this, I found a old horse shoe about 12" deep. horse shoe nails etc.

    Thanks for looking.
     

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    Nice details. Good find. Mark
     
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    Nice

    From the land of the Bluenose...nice regal looking army button. Glad you are still getting out and doing the dew. Best of the season to youz and da brood!
     
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    Great Seal Button

    That is most definetly a 20th century button.. According to Alphaeus Albert's book RECORD OF AMERICAN UNIFORM AND HISTORICAL BUTTONS (pg. 42 that motif was first put on military buttons in 1902. The New York on the back of the button can be referenced to one of two button manufacturers, H.V. Allien & Co. N.Y or Dusenbury &Schwab Inc. See if you can make out one of those names on back.

    Hope this helps.

    Bob
     
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    Nice find,it"s in perfect shape,hope you find more at that site--:bthumb:
     
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    Nice button!Congrats!
     
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    A most excellent find. Really good shape too.
     
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    Here is a list of Great Seal button backmarks being compiled by a fellow relic hunter. He is adding to it as new ones come to light. Maybe you can use it to decipher your backmark.

    1- SCOVILL MF'G CO WATERBURY (back ungilted) WWI (1850-1865 backmark)
    2- SCOVILL MF'G CO WATERBURY WWI (1850-1865 backmark)
    3- SCOVILL MF'G CO. * WATERBURY * 1902-1918 (1870s-? backmark)
    4- SCOVILL MF'G CO. WATERBURY CT. WWI (1870s-? backmark)
    5- SCOVILL M'FG CO. WATERBURY (ring of dots) 1902 (1860-1880 backmark)
    6- WATERBURY BUTTON CO. * 1849-1965
    7- WATERBURY BUTTON CO. *CONN.* pre 1965
    8- WATERBURY COS INC CONN post 1965
    9- W W W W (waterbury) modern
    10- W.B. CO.
    11- CITY BUTTON WORKS - N.Y.- WWI (Erlanger & Liebmann),
    12- CITY BUTTON WORKS- NEW YORK- 1877-1923
    13- US PRODUCTS CORP
    14- R. LIEBMANN MFG CO WWI
    15 R. LIEBMANN MFG. CO.-NEWARK NJ- WWI-?
    16- R.L. MFG Co Newark N.J. WWI-?
    17- THE AUSTIN CO. PROVIDENCE R.I.
    18- HORSTMANN *** PHILA *** 1893-1935
    19- ARNSTEIN SIMON & CO. * S.F. * WWI
    20- N.S. MEYERS * NEW YORK * 1906-2000 (in business in NY)
    21- AMERICAN BUTTON CO. *NEWARK N.J.* 1901-1920
    22- AM. BUTTON CO *NEWARK, N.J.* 1902-1917
    23- AMERICAN EMBLEM CO. UTICA N.Y. WWI
    24- UNIQUE ART MFG CO. NEWARK, N. J. 1916-1952 approx.
    25- THE ART METAL WORKS, NEWARK, N.J.
    26- ART METAL WORKS INC -NEWARK, N.J.- 1900-1930 approx.
    27- METAL SPECIALTIES Co. ATTLESBURG, MASS. 1940-1945 (painted black)
    28- CHAS. FISCHER SPG. CO. NEW YORK WWII?
    29- * SUPERIOR QUALITY *
    30- GREENWOOD CO * DETROIT MICH *
    31- COL BUT WKS RUTHERFORD N.J. WWI
    32- COLUMBIA BUTTON WKS*RUTHERFORD,N.J.* WWI
    33- NEW YORK BUTTON WORKS WWI (found in France)
    34- S & J WATERBURY CT. WWI (found in France)
    35- STEELE & JOHNSON * WATERBURY CT * WWI (found in France)
    36- JEWELERS PRODUCTS CORP. PROV. R.I. WWI (found in France)
    37- SUPREME 172 QUALITY
    38- REX PRODUCTS CORP * NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. * 1902-WWII
    39- D. EVANS & CO. * NO. ATTLEBORO, MASS. (red back) 1848-1945
    40- D. EVANS & CO. N.A. WWI (found in France)
    41- D. EVANS & CO ATTLEBORO FALLS WWI
    42- * SUPERIOR QUALITY *
    43- MADE IN ENGLAND (anodized aluminum front)
    44- S. EISENER CO. RED BANK N.J. WWI (in business1859-1925)
    45- SIGMUND EISNER RED BANK N.J WWI " " " "
    46- Art in Buttons U S U. S. A. (vegetable ivory)
    47- ? N.Y. (pressed vegetable ivory) war years
    48- C KENYON CO. NEW YORK WWI- 1930
    49- BROOKS.BROTHERS *NEW YORK* ENGLAND 1902-1910.
    50- L.A. MYERS. JR. INC. NEWARK N.J.
    51- H.V. ALLIEN & CO. NEW YORK 1877-1948
    52- DUSENBURY & SCHWAB INC. NEW YORK 229 4TH AVE.
    53- LUXENBERG NEW YORK MADE IN ENGLAND
    54- ROSENFIELD & RAPKIN * BOSTON, MASS.
    55- WARNOCK UNIFORM CO *NEW YORK* (made from horn)
    56- G J & F PARIS
    57- H W I SCHWAB INC NEW YORK
    58- THE J.E. MERGOTT CO. NEWARK, N. J.
    59- JAMES C. DORAN & SONS PROVIDENCE R.I.
    60- CORD 22
    61- TIFFANY & CO. MAKERS ** M ** (14K gold blazer) 1907-1947
    62- JACOB REED'S SONS * PHILA. * in business 1880-1983
    63- A M & Co. 23 M PARIS
    64- B.PASQUALE CO., S. FRAN., CAL. in business 1854-1970's
    65- GEMSCO, N.Y.
    66- SHIELDS INC. ATTLEBORO, MASS.
    67- FINE QUALITY
    68- ZELL PRODUCTS CORP. N.Y.C.
    69- S.N. MEYER WASHINGTON D.C. in business 1890-1925
    70- BADGER MFG. CO. RACINE, WI.
    71- JOHNSON * MILANO * WWI (made in Italy)
    72- MARSHALL FIELD & CO. CHIC ILL
    73- U.S ARMY STANDARD *
    74- JACOB REEDS SONS PHIL.
    75- HEIBERGER WASHINGTON
    76- D. KLEIN & BRO PHILA. PA. (copper)
    77- E.A. ARMSTRONG MFG. CO. CHICAGO
    78- KREMENTZ LIBERTY BRONZE
    79- J.R. GAUNT LONDON
    80- L.&R. METAL PROD. N.Y
    81- CHESHIRE BUTTON * CT. USA *
    82- L & R MEDAL PROD. N.Y.
    83- MAURICE BOURDON PARIS
    84- * (vegetable ivory) WWII
    85- WOLCOTT MF'G CO. PROVIDENCE RI. in business 1906-1922
    86- PAT. 54296 RENEWED '35 rare 1935-46 manufacturers error of 1919 patent
    87- ATTLEBORO
    88- (blank)
     
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    I believe it is definately a WWI because I found the same button, back had "SCOVILL MF'G CO. WATERBURY " on back. Research had company in business from 1800's to 1920s I believe.
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