As time went on, the pins became shorter. Although mostly seen on older brooches, some inexpensive brooches are made with C-clasps even today. The trombone clasp, patented in Europe in , was named after the musical instrument as it had a tube with a round top. You would pull the top out to release the pin. These were used in the latter half of the 19th century into the s, mostly by European jewelers. Improvements and modifications made throughout the 20th century.
Special thanks is given to Shirley Wiesmann who has compiled this data and we hope you will find it helpful. Silver Definitions Pure Silver has a brilliant white metallic luster. It is very ductile and malleable below gold and palladium one of the platinum metals.
Old Fashioned Telephones in a wide range of types, colors and designs. Styles include those house telephones from the 20’s and 30’s all the way to the 80’s, old french styled phones, wooden country wall phones, classic desk models, trimstyle and more.
Timeline “You gotta be nuts, too. And you’re gonna need a crew as nuts as you are! Who do you got in mind? It’s called Ocean’s Eleven because the leader’s name is Danny Ocean, and there are eleven of them. Originally a remake of the film Ocean’s 11 starring Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack , it went on to displace the original and spawn two sequels. All three films were directed by Steven Soderbergh.
There is an upcoming spinoff, featuring an all-female cast: The first film, Ocean’s Eleven , involves Danny, an ex-con fresh out of prison, approaching his buddy Rusty about performing a monumental heist. They gather the Eleven and come to learn that the man they are robbing, Terry Benedict, is a man whose principal crime seems to be that he’s dating Danny’s ex-wife Tess.
The second film, Ocean’s Twelve , deals with repercussions of their heist, as Benedict tracks down the Eleven and demands recompense in full, plus interest. Seeing as almost none of the eleven were frugal with their money, this means they have to find some other heist that will pay off an equal amount.
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Barney and Drayton were soon texting every day, and three weeks later, their conversations evolved to phone calls, she said. Just you know — the perfect guy. The first time the pair met in person, they stayed in a hotel together but slept in separate beds, Barney said. That night, they watched movies and joked around with each other. Then, Barney and Drayton began seeing each other every day, she said, whether it be a walk in the park or going out for a meal.
After that, the relationship spiraled out of control, Barney said.
The history of buckles and clasps mirrors the history of our buttons and trim. However, the fully functional use of the buckle for fastening the ends of a belt likely emerged before buttons transitioned from their earliest use as ornamental trim to their functional use as a garment closure.
Tice, Dating Buttons, page 80, [Plate B-8, 4]. This is the “Ridgeway Civil War Research Center”, a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author’s collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items.
I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only. Most information on this page is from: Bazelon and William F.
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This section of the website is dedicated to examining some of the uniform variations that were developed during some of the most challenging periods faced by the American forces. The eras covered include war and non-war periods. It is important to know that the unifroms listed here are not for sale. However, you can visit our website to see military american uniforms that are for sale.
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Jewelry Fixups: How to Clean, Repair, and Restore Your Jewelry An excellent reference for jewelry care and repair techniques, Jewelry Fixups also provides details about the construction and materials used in the jewelry designs of various eras.
In London and Edinburgh pewterers had to record their touch marks on special plates, and we know the names of most of those who did so. So whilst thousands of touch marks have been recorded, we do not always know the pewterers to whom they belong. Touch marks vary considerably in style and size, and by the 19th century they had often become just a simple name stamp. If a touch mark includes a date, this is the date on which the pewterer set up in business, not the date on which the article was made.
Touch mark of William Millett Good early pewter often bears elaborate ownership marks in a raised form, rather like a wax seal. Triads a triangular formation of letters stamped on the rim of a pewter plate are generally held to give the initials of the couple who owned it. Small marks are also found on pewter in imitation of silver hallmarks, and usually consist of four shields 1. After , tankards and measures used in taverns had to carry capacity marks.
Pseudo-hallmarks When brand new and highly polished, pewter looks very much like silver, and many pewterers stamped pseudo-hallmarks on their wares to mimic the officially-approved hallmarks on silver.
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Side seam zippers — late s s. Short, center-back neck zippers — mostly s s. Sleeve zippers — s s. Coil plastic zippers — invented in , but not in common use until the early s.
The La Mode buttons online store is proud to offer a great assortment with a wide selection of different colors, up to date styles and numerous sizes to choose from. This line is all about the quality, and beauty of the button, that can still serve many purposes.
Players ante into a pot and take turns spinning the top. If it landed P1, P2 or P3, he would lose put 1, 2 or 3 of his chips, respectively, into the pot. By far, the most common rule is for all the players to add one chip to the pot if “O”, “All Put,” etc. Source of pictures of spinners for this page. Also included are many put and takes that I do not own, pictures taken from eBay listings. It is the newest and latest craze to tempt our gambling instinct, and is all the rage all over the country.
Well, you will be surprised to know that it is one of the very oldest games in the world. Pictured above are the most common type of Put and Takes. They were usually small, about an inch high, and made of brass. They can be distinguished from each other in a variety of ways, as is apparent on this page. These invariably have words like “put two” on the sides, not short-hand “P2”, “T1,” etc.
I have never seen an 8-sided one with words on the sides, just T1, TA, P2, etc
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Great Rodeo grade cactus cowboy lariat 62 feet in length. Usually ships in business days. These saddlebags are hand made and hand stamped with leather covered buckles. The bags measure 29″ long to center 58 ” overall. A very unique grade 10 old west collectible.
A Guide to Dating and Identifying Boy Scout of America Badges, Uniforms and Insignia (4th Edition) Book Corrections and Additions as of March 23, As with any project this size, errors and omissions can slip by me and my staff of 8 great volunteer editors.
Economy issue badges war-time During both World Wars there was a shortage of manpower and metals. As a result, cheaper badges were produced. For WW1 many pre-war bi-metallic badges were made as single-metal all-brass badges. For WW2, badges were made from Bakelite. Soldiers did not like these and would discard them if they could find a better quality pre-war example. These have now become rare and valuable for the following reasons: Limited number made Badges discarded by the owners reduces the amount in circulation Collectors’ interest in insignia specific to WW1 and WW2 Embroidery and Weaving Embroiderers take a piece of cloth and stitch a design onto it.
This can either be done by hand or by machine. We abbreviate this on our catalogues to ‘Embr’. Our abbreviation ‘Embr’ generally refers to normal silk, cotton or poly-cotton embroidery, as opposed to embroidery using Bullion or Lurex. Weaving looks similar to embroidery, but the method of production is entirely different. There is no original piece of cloth, and the manufacturers start with the original threads and construct the cloth and design at the same time.
If you try to unpick the design, you will be left with no cloth. Weaving tends to produce a flatter finish to the badge than embroidery.
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Click on any thumbnail for a large image I think that when I started mixing blackberry wine with moonshine is when “the mule threw Luther”!!! After 40 years, we are now on-line, at shows, and open by appointment only. These animals got caught in the snow storm, but still had to find something to eat! Thanks to our good buddy, Charlie, out in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming for some outstanding wildlife photographs. It is amazing to me how many Civil War and history enthusiasts also love the wildlife and outdoors.
I personally found some of these photographs near jaw-dropping!!! We are headed to the mountain today, and hopefully there will be some cool new trail cam pictures to share!! For the past couple of months, our neighbors and ourselves have been hearing the cry of an unusual animal. About a month ago, I caught sight of what appeared to be a large cat moving through the woods.
Several weeks ago we installed a game cam to be able to see what type animals were passing.
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There was a series of prior events that were being played out in the Colonies which led up to the heightened breaking point of the Patriots suffrage which lead up to Skirmishes on the Greens of Lexington and Concord. Rebellious acts taking place in all the colonies by Patriots fueled the fires of discontent months prior to the Second Continental Congress actions to authorize a standing army under George Washington. Also, four Major-Generals were commissioned: When the American Revolutionary War reached a feverish breaking point with the skirmish on the Greens of Lexington and Concord on April 19, , the patriots did not have a formal organized supplied army.
Militia volunteers with revolutionary hearts and filled with patriotism answered the call. These were part time citizen-soldiers with little experience in military warfare of protocols.
The earliest removable shirt buttons have BS of A around an English scout fleur-de-lis. Very soon thereafter, in , the button changes to BS of A around a First Class emblem (eagle and shield within a .
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We attend many of the major militaria shows in the UK where we would be more than happy to acquire single items or collections similar to those on the site. Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force B. In good used condition with some very minor moth damage. Deep melton fabric body with bullion piping and a high quality bullion PAVO badge on scarlet.
Fully lined with a plush sweatband which appears to be worn in reverse and in excellent, moth free condition. Staffs and probably 6 Troop, 5 Commando. Grouping consists of medals , Burma Star, Defence and War medal with original box Birmingham address and slip, various photos showing groups probably in Burma and a large panorama shot showing men at Commando Basic Training Centre Achnacarry in Grouping also comes with a particularly good example of a 2nd Patt FS fighting knife marked ‘ B2 and arrow ‘ to cross guard.