Button Mold

Description
Three-part, folding or "V" pattern gang mold for four different flat buttons, a small circular button with floral sprig, a small octagonal button with eight-petaled rosette, and two large octagonal buttons, one with a four-petaled rosette at center and the other with a pinwheel and eight drops. Small iron plate and two peened pins at top and small iron clasp at bottom. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mold, button
date made
ca 1780 - 1800
Physical Description
brass (mold material)
iron (hinge plate; hinge pins; clasp material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 19.05 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
1978.0939.023
accession number
1978.0939
catalog number
1978.0939.023
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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