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08-11-2014, 06:45 PM
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I found a button on my hunt with AndreyNY & Gerry F., last week, but, it was caked with dirt, some black grease stuff & other crap. I've been cleaning it non-stop, and was finally able to get detail today, and boy am I thrilled. It's a NY 71st Militia Regiment button! I found a similar one online, which I included the photos of, however, that one just says "Scovill Mfg. Co.", whereas mine says, "Scovill Waterbury & Co., so, might be a rarer one, not sure. Have to research it a bit more. It's a two piece, and I'm guessing it's mid to late 19th century. If any of you guys know better, fill me in.

P.S. - Not even sure it says "Scovill Waterbury & Co", it might just say; "Scovill Water & Co.".

Joe


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08-11-2014, 06:53 PM
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That's an awesome button Joe.  You think Civil War?

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08-11-2014, 06:55 PM
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Joe!  That's awesome!  Scovill was one of the largest manufacturers of brass buttons.  Waterbury, CT is where they were based.  Yours may say Scovill MFG or Scovills & Co or even Scovills MFG, but the Waterbury is where they were located. 
They used 'Scovill' and Scovills'. 
Sweet frickin' button!!!!!

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08-11-2014, 07:35 PM
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that is a bad ass button, very nice find.
is that a civil war era button or colonial. the 71 regiment of foot 
" Fraser`s Highlanders " was a colonial 1775 regiment of infantry as well . 
here is a link to their info ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Regime...ighlanders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Regiment_of_Foot
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08-11-2014, 08:32 PM
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Very nice find Joe! Hope it turns out to be a rare one for you.

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08-11-2014, 08:50 PM
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(08-11-2014 06:55 PM)SLCdigger Wrote:  Joe!  That's awesome!  Scovill was one of the largest manufacturers of brass buttons.  Waterbury, CT is where they were based.  Yours may say Scovill MFG or Scovills & Co or even Scovills MFG, but the Waterbury is where they were located. 
They used 'Scovill' and Scovills'. 
Sweet frickin' button!!!!!

Yeah, I'm on cloud nine, brother! I have a few of the Waterbury's, but, I think I only see "Water" on the back of this one, which would be weird. Unless I just can't make out the "bury" portion of the lettering. Thanks for the info!!!

(08-11-2014 07:35 PM)IndianaBones Wrote:  that is a bad ass button, very nice find.
is that a civil war era button or colonial. the 71 regiment of foot 
" Fraser`s Highlanders " was a colonial 1775 regiment of infantry as well . 
here is a link to their info ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Regime...ighlanders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Regiment_of_Foot

Bones, It's definitely not nearly as old as that button in the link, and I'm certain it's another regiment. This is/was a NY regiment button. While I'd like to have that pewter one in the link, I'm ECSTATIC over this one!

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08-11-2014, 09:02 PM
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(08-11-2014 08:50 PM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  
(08-11-2014 06:55 PM)SLCdigger Wrote:  Joe!  That's awesome!  Scovill was one of the largest manufacturers of brass buttons.  Waterbury, CT is where they were based.  Yours may say Scovill MFG or Scovills & Co or even Scovills MFG, but the Waterbury is where they were located. 
They used 'Scovill' and Scovills'. 
Sweet frickin' button!!!!!

Yeah, I'm on cloud nine, brother! I have a few of the Waterbury's, but, I think I only see "Water" on the back of this one, which would be weird. Unless I just can't make out the "bury" portion of the lettering. Thanks for the info!!!

(08-11-2014 07:35 PM)IndianaBones Wrote:  that is a bad ass button, very nice find.
is that a civil war era button or colonial. the 71 regiment of foot 
" Fraser`s Highlanders " was a colonial 1775 regiment of infantry as well . 
here is a link to their info ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Regime...ighlanders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Regiment_of_Foot

Bones, It's definitely not nearly as old as that button in the link, and I'm certain it's another regiment. This is/was a NY regiment button. While I'd like to have that pewter one in the link, I'm ECSTATIC over this one!

sorry its the dirt i dig in .. everything is colonial in my eyes ... 
i agree, that is one sweet button and an awesome find.
think i woulda been skipping home over that one as well ...
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08-11-2014, 09:10 PM
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(08-11-2014 09:02 PM)IndianaBones Wrote:  
(08-11-2014 08:50 PM)NjNyDigger Wrote:  
(08-11-2014 06:55 PM)SLCdigger Wrote:  Joe!  That's awesome!  Scovill was one of the largest manufacturers of brass buttons.  Waterbury, CT is where they were based.  Yours may say Scovill MFG or Scovills & Co or even Scovills MFG, but the Waterbury is where they were located. 
They used 'Scovill' and Scovills'. 
Sweet frickin' button!!!!!

Yeah, I'm on cloud nine, brother! I have a few of the Waterbury's, but, I think I only see "Water" on the back of this one, which would be weird. Unless I just can't make out the "bury" portion of the lettering. Thanks for the info!!!

(08-11-2014 07:35 PM)IndianaBones Wrote:  that is a bad ass button, very nice find.
is that a civil war era button or colonial. the 71 regiment of foot 
" Fraser`s Highlanders " was a colonial 1775 regiment of infantry as well . 
here is a link to their info ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Regime...ighlanders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_Regiment_of_Foot

Bones, It's definitely not nearly as old as that button in the link, and I'm certain it's another regiment. This is/was a NY regiment button. While I'd like to have that pewter one in the link, I'm ECSTATIC over this one!

sorry its the dirt i dig in .. everything is colonial in my eyes ... 
i agree, that is one sweet button and an awesome find.
think i woulda been skipping home over that one as well ...

Hahaha, that dirt is going to torture you! YOU: "Hmmm, what's this? It appears silver. Aww shit, it's just a goddamn merc!". BONES proceeds to throw his non-colonial mercury dime in the nearest trash can. Tongue That's the tough part of pulling up ancient stuff, by comparison, everything else is almost a downer. These guys over in England must laugh at us getting all excited over a 120 year old barber dime, when they're busy pulling up stuff THOUSANDS of years old, lol.

Joe

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08-11-2014, 09:22 PM
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That's so true.  After digging a couple 1800s coins I get a little disappointed when I see a 19.  Still love digging any old coins though.

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08-11-2014, 09:35 PM
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I got the bug following my dad around in the mid 70`s between England, Spain and Italy watching him pull up some unbelievable old relics and coins.
I am on the ukdfd.co.uk the British metal detecting site, the stuff those guys pull up is amazing. they pull 2500 year old stuff and talk about it like its a wheat cent.
growing up in Italy we used to climb all over lost ruins in the mountains and play while the dad detected the hell out of them . i would do anything to go back over and see what he missed for me .... guess i`ll have to settle for this more modern colonial era stuff for now ... 

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