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Button Attaching Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved button-attaching machine. This design consists in "the combination, with the plunger, of . . . the die having a central projection to enter the concavity of a button and parallel oblique curved recesses in said projection . . . [and] a peripheral flange" (lines 84-99).
Date: January 24, 1888
Creator: Tone, Harrison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brass button

Description: Brass button with Confederate battle flag on domed front; "1861-1865" under flag and letters "U.C.V." on sides and top of flag; "Superior Quality" with two stars on back
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum