50% OFF - A collection of four buttons selected from a coffee can where my grandmother stored old buttons that she thought might be re-used someday. All dated approximately from 1940's to 1950's. At the top left is a 1-3/4-inch button made of molded plastic with black and gray symmetrical stripes. This button has been adapted for what reason I don't know. On the back is a single metal sewing shank or loop. But someone has added a double-hole piece of leather and knotted a string to tie it perhaps to something that couldn't be sewed. Mystery to me. String looks very much like a snipped black shoe lace. Leather and string could certainly be removed.
Next to the right is a hexagonal molded black coat button. Unusual black molding with typical deco styling - symmetrical, parallel lines, even on the center knob. Measures 1 3/4-inch and has a single metal sewing loop.
On the bottom is a large brown and black grooved plastic button. Wafer thin with the appearance of wood-grain background symmetrically grooved with black parallel lines. Measures 1-3/4-inch. Solid black on the reverse. Last is almost a match for its neighbor, but a little bit smaller. Very similar with only a slightly different design and different color. Measures 1-1/8-inch. Also black on the reverse.
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