This button is kind
of hard to see, but it has the image of an eagle's head engraved in it.
It is about the size of a dime. This was found at a very old house site,
and the button has been under water for approximately sixty years.
appears to be brass, as it has a very nice green patina. It was found in
a Civil War Camp site. The front side has the wording "JEWETT
BIGELOW & BROOKS" "BLACK JOE" and a comical image of
a man. The
reverse side has "finder
please return to Jewett Bigelow & Brooks, Detroit 5786" Find ID'd:
JEWETT BIGELOW & BROOKS" "BLACK JOE looks like the coins that a coal
company used to keep track of hoe many men went down into the mine
shaft. The men would give up his coin when he went down and retrieved it
when he came back up . That way the foreman would know if everybody was
out of the mine. Dan S.
This has been
identified as being a campaign badge for Thomas Jefferson.
help on this one would be appreciated. Bill C. found his plate in Penn.
It has the "KNIGHTS OF THE TEMPLAR" emblem on it. The
plate was found on one occasion and the missing piece on another.
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