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The world’s oceans have been used by industry and governments for many years as a convenient sink for dumping waste products, including radioactive materials and other hazardous substances. Efforts to curb that practice intensified in the 1970s when international conventions attempted to tightly control or ban it outright.
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Object Name
Donnelly/Colt Buttons
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: .33 cm x 4.3 cm; x 1/8 in x 1 11/16 in
Place Made
United States: Connecticut, Hampton
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Natural Resources
Clothing & Accessories
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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