Button

Description
Plain, flat, circular, single-piece button with loop shank brazed on back. Back stamped incuse inside two concentric bands around perimeter "·*· A.BENEDICT ·*· / WATERBURY" and "*·* TREBLE *·* / GILT" in roman letters. One of six A. Benedict buttons, 1982.0090.09E-G, I-J and M, from a collection of 15 buttons, 1982.0090.09A-O.
Maker is Aaron Benedict (1785-1873) of Waterbury, CT. Benedict began producing bone and ivory buttons in 1812, but firm went by A. Benedict from 1823 to 1829; still in operation today as The Waterbury Button Company.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
date made
1823 - 1829
Physical Description
gilt brass (button material)
copper (shank material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 1.905 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
ID Number
1982.0090.09F
catalog number
1982.0090.09F
accession number
1982.0090
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Estate of John Paul Remensnyder
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