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Posted 5 years ago


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I found this in a box of items from my 94 yr old Aunt and have no idea what it is... It kind of reminds me of a button, since it's the right size. I'm really stumped- any clues? Thanks


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  1. Buttonista, 5 years ago
    It's a coat/cape clasp. It would normally have a identical piece on the other side but with a hook that fits into the loop part. Does that make sense? It appears to be carved Bakelite from the 1940's! Nice!
  2. pschroed, 5 years ago
    Hi Buttonista,

    Thanks so much for your helpful comments and solving this mystery for me. I loved looking at your gorgeous buttons and will definitely be on the lookout for neat buttons in the future. Take care

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