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Old 01-07-2017, 10:07 AM
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Default Anchor button - military or civilian?

Hi All,

Found this button in an old field - unfortunately it doesn't have a back to it. About the size of a quarter...in think a civilian Button but wanted to see what others thought...what do you guys think? Thank you!
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:07 AM
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Here's the back...
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:30 AM
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First off, I think your button is likely to be military, but which country, I'm not sure. That design is usually associated with naval reserve but was also used on the earliest of US Navy buttons. Chief Petty Officers used similar buttons until 1840. (Information obtained from Albert's and Tice's button books.). The British Navy used those buttons big time as well.
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:32 PM
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Pretty similar except for the shape of the anchor:
http://www.waterburybutton.com/cart/...dproduct=28389

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Old 01-13-2017, 08:43 AM
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Thanks everyone! I wish I found the back of that button...I've heard others say on various anchor buttons that they were civilian buttons...still a cool button. Thanks everyone!
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:08 PM
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I like it !!!

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Old 01-13-2017, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Good Luck Jack View post
Thanks everyone! I wish I found the back of that button...I've heard others say on various anchor buttons that they were civilian buttons...still a cool button. Thanks everyone!
The reason I lean toward it being military is because the back shows no signs of rust. Just about all the civilian fashion buttons had iron backs.
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