Metal These buttons were made from a variety of pure metals and alloys. Though you may find an occasional sterling, gold or pewter button, most metal buttons were made from brass and copper. CC- if these buttons are one- piece they can be cleaned with water and dried quickly. If the metals was iron or steel these are magnetic0 the metal will rust if it gets wet, do not use water on these buttons. Try rubbing with a soft cloth to clean and polish the surface. Some brass and copper buttons had a painted on colored surface that will come off with water.
Today I will show you some different zips and ways of spotting particularly early ones, as this is always greatly useful in dating vintage clothing. Zips before the Thirties were metal, although in the early Thirties a number of companies began to experiment with using celluloid plastic to make zips. Schiaparelli was a pioneer in the early usage of zips.
The largest online database of early British Military buttons of the militias, yeomanry, cavalry and rifles units Online database of early British Military Buttons.
Antique Cufflink Archive Below are cufflinks and dress sets we have sold in the past. If a pair catches your eye, please let us know and we will be happy to let you know when a similar pair next crosses our desk. An elegant marriage of Sapphires and antique gold. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa The engine-turned pattern beneath the blue enamels is reminiscent of cool blue fireworks bursting in a night sky.
A miniature work of sculpture created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa
Poppy bought a quilt pattern and fabric. Several of us arrived on Thursday and fended for ourselves food-wise. Barb, Poppy, and I stayed in Sunset – a building about feet away. We each had a room to ourselves with private bath. I was really glad I remembered to bring boots. Kim, Siobhain, and Jen arrived on Friday.
They have a similar date to overall buttons – from late Victorian to the ’s. Trouser buttons are one-piece brass and often have a maker’s name on the back. The fronts may have impressed names and addresses of wholesalers and outfitters.
Or you found some nice vintage jewelry at a yard or garage sale or at the thrift shop. Whether you plan to keep the jewelry as a family heirloom or would like to resell it, a knowledge of vintage jewelry marks will help you to identify and date it properly. Marks commonly used in vintage silver jewelry Purity marks for older silver pieces can differ from those commonly seen today.
Various gold purity marks commonly found on vintage and antique jewelry A hallmark can also include other marks, such as: Patent numbers are especially helpful when dating older vintage jewelry, and will be covered in a separate article in this series. Hallmarks on Period Jewelry It includes silver marks from many countries and you can access it here: As a general rule, signatures without a copyright symbol indicate the piece was manufactured prior to There are exceptions, however.
Jewelry companies would often use up their supply of pre-stamped clasps and findings after switching to a new signature, so some pieces made soon after might not have copyright symbols. A detailed study of vintage jewelry marks could fill multiple books, but to give some guidance we can use the Trifari company as an example. Trifari always signed its jewelry and was very diligent about protecting its designs. Prior to the change in the copyright law in , the designs were patented.
A few must surely have been lost whilst in use on the uniforms but that will not account for the hundreds found each year. Shoddy is where old clothes were either cut up or shredded and placed directly onto the land as a form of fertiliser. It seems that the buttons were no longer in fashion so were not recycled. Over the years the fabric will have rotted away, leaving us with just the buttons. I welcome good clear images of your found livery buttons, I can’t guarantee an identification but I will give it my best shot.
Livery button pattern books As a researcher into the crests on livery buttons the most frustrating situation is the fate and whereabouts of the original pattern books.
Mar 05, · Antique button dating. Discussion in ‘PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A’ started by Pinkcoke, Feb 9,
In , Blue Bell Inc. Company, owner of the Wrangler Name Brand. It is interesting to note that the Wrangler label or the back of the jeans has never been produced in leather. The Wrangler label was first made in pressed card and then in plastic for a simple reason. The Wrangler jeans were designed for cowboys and when the leather label and leather saddle came into contact they would stick together. In , Wrangler introduced its first denim jacket, the Model 11MJ.
It was produced with a button front until when the buttons were replaced by a zip front. The jacket featured vents on the back of the shoulder seams that were held in place by elastic strips sewn on the inside of the jackets. The design also included backstraps with buckles on the outside of the jackets.
It was tailored to give a tighter fit and still allow free movement. The early design also featured the famous pleats along side the buttons in the front. Made in 8 oz. The lower back of the jacket featured elasticated side details and sleeve vents.
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I have found the tag size is usually an accurate predictor of how the garment will fit. There are exceptions, however, and I have developed this section to ensure a good fit for a peacoat bought from an online vendor, such as Ebay. A properly fitted peacoat will be trim without being tight. There will be enough room to wear a sweater underneath without binding. A sweater may be necessary to fill in the space between the body and the inside of the coat for really cold weather wear.
It slows the flow of cold air and adds insulation.
Dating buttons; A Chronology of Button Types, Makers, Retailers & Their Backmarks, by Warren K. Tice. Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers, by Bruce S. Bazelon and William F. Guinn. Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus H. Albert.
The case is rectangular, with a hinged lid, the sliding mechanism is easy to control with the thumb. These have also been described as vesta cases for long vestas, the slide being the matchstrike, we think this attribution is incorrect. Henry Williamson worked between and , so a career cut off by the advent of World War I. Note – we have 2 similar examples of this needhams patent card case. James the Greater, St. James the Less, St. The Apostles are well modeled, with lovely detail, as can be seen from the photographs.
Peter has keys, St. Simon a saw, St Andrew a cross, St. Jude an axe, and St. James a staff and bible. The spoons are from a set no , issued by The Heritage Collection in , limited to sets. All the spoons have the Apostle’s name engraved on the stem, and the set number They come complete with original signed certificate and explanatory booklet, with information on all the apostles, origin and how they were made, also the original advertising letter.
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Badge Pin or Button, US patent  Two assembled pin-back buttons top and disassembled bottom with two different wire pins Political buttons have been used in the United States since the first presidential inauguration in , when George Washington’s supporters wore buttons imprinted with a slogan. These early buttons were sewn to the lapel of a coat or worn as a pendant on a string. Whitehead patented the first innovation to the design in by inserting a sheet of transparent film made of celluloid over a photograph mounted on a badge to protect the image from scratches and abrasion.
My present invention has reference to improvements in badges for use as lapel pins or buttons, or other like uses, and has for its primary object to provide These buttons were produced with a concave opening on the back side which provided space to insert advertising , or with a closed back, filled with metal insert and fastener.
These are called “open back” and “closed back” buttons.
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Maybe we should incorporate that for the next yard sale lindapoirier said: The shank on the glass button looks very modern to me. Dare I say maybe s? I have been looking more at porcelain buttons on etsy and it does resemble a lot of them, but then I come across some where I don’t think the seller knows the difference between glass and porcelain either I did find another English porcelain button dated c.
Interesting that you think the red metal button is earlier too – is that a hunch or is there some reasoning you can share? I have to say, I’ve never seen glass buttons from the 80’s – only metal or plastic – but then I can’t say I’ve handled any high end 80’s vintage.
Over the millennia, horses have served us on farms and battlefields, competed for us on racetracks and entertained us at the movies. And throughout the course of all this, horses have won the love of people the world over. Ancient European warriors were known to be buried with their horses. Roy Rogers famously had his stuffed.
Designer Resources Designer History Fashion Windows Fashion at – Lots of info here! (beware of pop ups) Infomat’s Who’s Who – includes new designers Mode a Paris – Great info Hawaiian Resources Hawaiian Buttons This is from the book – Hawaiian Shirt Designs – Nancy N. Schiffer Hawaiian Labels – From Books and.
Contact How to Date Vintage Clothing: The fashion trends of this era were distinctly divided into two categories: Everyone was encouraged to support the war effort in any way they could, and most often this meant through rationing. Rationing was the idea that cutting back on the consumption of certain goods and supplies would help provide as many materials raw or otherwise to the war effort as possible. Many factories that had been producing goods for public consumption had to switch to producing products supplies for the war.
Each household was allotted a certain number of ration coupons per year and purchasing decisions had to be made very wisely to conserve these coupons. Due to this, homemade clothing was as popular as it was in during the s.
The marking is invariably produced by die stamping, which is an inherent part of the manufacturing process, and backmarks produced in this way continue to be used to the present day. The list that follows identifies British manufacturers and the backmarks they used from the earliest ones recorded until about the middle of the twentieth century. They have been collated from a large number of sources over a long period of time, both documentary and from the buttons themselves, most of which have been recovered by metal detectorists.
Page 1 of 3 – US Military Uniform Buttons Interesting Facts – posted in MISCELLANEOUS / OTHER: There are many interesting facts about US military uniform buttons. Here are some of those – with examples, all buttons pictured are from my collection. I am using many references to Albert’s button book, probably the best resource for US military uniform buttons.
Yes, there are photos of Barbra Streisand wearing this nightdress from the movie, but this scene along with many others were cut from the final released film, but there is even a blog dedicated to ALL the cut scenes from this movie. It’s a shame, but nice to know someone kept records, and perhaps the original clip will be available at some point! According to the blog, this was for Scene Here’s the link to the blog: Creamy white silk satin and chiffon gown with illusion neckline to round neck.
LOVE the long ruched sleeves with chiffon trim and bow at mid empire bodice. As you can see in the photos of Barbra, she wore with huge oversized night cap I think you might look better with a simple veil or sprigs in your hair. Label inside gown reads “Paramount” and in hand written notation, “Barbra Streisand”.