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
date made
ca 1780 - 1800
place made
United States
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
ID Number
1978.0939.023
accession number
1978.0939
catalog number
1978.0939.023
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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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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