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Button Mold

1991.247 (RS20911)

Description

Three-part flat bottomed mold of cast brass with cut-outs for four buttons.

Details

Maker
Miller, Joseph (Maker)
Date
1750-1775
Inscriptions
Stamped on flat surface: ""I M"". NFL tag says: ""Joseph Miller / Wd stk Ct. / Mold maker c.1765.""
Location of origin
Woodstock, CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
casting (process)
riveting
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
buttons (fasteners)
casting (process)
MOLD, BUTTON
molds (shaping tools)
Riveted
riveting
Dimensions
0.75 x 1 x 5.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.247
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2237

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