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    Posted 2 years ago

    raven3766
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    I purchased a huge bags of buttons. I buy buttons because you never know when you may need one. Well, to my surprise there were vintage glass buttons and metal. I will post the metal buttons in a moment. They are are sweetest buttons. I don't know the date of the buttons, but I was wondering if it would be okay to clean them? The thread left on some of them are beginning to change the color of the metal. Anyway if anyone has info on vintage buttons, please chime in.

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    1. raven3766 raven3766, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love Mrstyndall and Newfld.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      I see some gorgeous buttons, in particular the glass ones with the white dots !~
    3. raven3766 raven3766, 2 years ago
      Thanks Phil, my favorite is in the third pic. It is brass with a blue glass woman.
    4. raven3766 raven3766, 2 years ago
      Thanks fortapache for the love.
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      FUN! The best thing to do with metal framed buttons is with a semi- or dry toothbrush. I know this because I have ruined old buttons by submerging them. Result: rust or green oxidation. On your glass or MOP buttons - okay to get them "wet", but the ball buttons w/metal shanks - you have to hand dry those shanks or they will also oxidize.

      Love the brass and blue glass lady too! You might want to store her separate from other metal buttons, because often metals and celluloid infect each other resulting in shattering (celluloid) or oxiding w/rust or verdigris.
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      I think you have Victorian era (specifically black glass buttons) to 1920's from what I see. Some of the tiny glass w/metal shanks could be shoe or glove buttons.
    7. raven3766 raven3766, 2 years ago
      Valentino! Thank you! Okay, now I know what to do. I didn't want to hurt anything; such great information.
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      I see the woman's head, which kind of looks like the head of Medusa !~
    9. raven3766 raven3766, 2 years ago
      PhilD, that's what I thought at first, but do you see a dress? I'm wondering if it is a portrait of a woman or girl.

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