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Old 15-02-21, 08:52 AM
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Default Small Cone Shaped Buttons.

Hi All,

I've been metal detecting a farm on an old wagon road in South Africa (Old Victoria County in Natal Colony) and I often find these cone-shaped buttons where I find concentrations of Victorian buttons from a variety of regiments. I was wondering if they could form part of a uniform or something from that time period. They average about 12mm in diameter, I say average as some vary slightly from this.

Any help would be appreciated.
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A shot in the dark - boot or gaiter buttons?
Possibly a bit large for that.
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Old 15-02-21, 11:03 AM
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I think that they are waistcoat buttons.
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Old 15-02-21, 02:20 PM
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A shot in the dark - boot or gaiter buttons?
Possibly a bit large for that.
That was going to be my guess too. The only place I can think where one might wear this shape button without it catching on things.

Also, gaiter & boot buttons were often globular for ease of doing and undoing. Having worn gaiters with flat buttons and with round [half-globes], I can tell you that this is a very clever notion!
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Default Thanks guys. Much Appreciated.

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