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« on: January 09, 2012, 07:43:07 pm »
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is this a button and if so any ideas of what it may have been on? It is approximately the size of a quarter somewhat larger

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 07:58:58 pm »
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That is called a hem weight.  It was either used to keep a coat or a curtain hanging correctly, I forget which.

Good find, much rarer than a button, that's for sure.  Great

Edit: errrrr!!!!! Stop the presses, this may be even rarer. I found some info on another website:

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I'm not saying this is civil war, just saying that it is pretty old.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 08:37:01 pm »
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Thanks for the info after looking at your post I went to ebay and found some that were civil war era and definitely not that old the bar in the middle is definitely machined perfectly round where those were flat

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 08:44:25 pm »
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I see what you are saying, come to think of it I found one of those a few years ago that was almost identical to yours, I'll see if i can find it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 09:08:59 pm »
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Is it made of lead, i think i have one somewhere in my collection of stuff, i'll have to look for it....DW

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 09:54:14 pm »
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I'm not sure what it is made of but it is pretty heavy so maybe lead

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