Military Uniforms

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This article was first published in , and revised countless times through Some of it should be considered flawed interpretation of data, reflecting what was the best that could be done at the time. For the most accurate timeline of Disston saw medallions, consult the second edition of this article. The medallions on Disston handsaws changed more over time than any other feature on the saw. By using the medallion, you can estimate the age of your saw.

The Medallions and Timeline of Saw Manufacture This medallion from a handsaw is different from those above and below it in that it is from a full-sized saw.


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:

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Albans during the s, which has the claim to fame of being the northern most battle of the Civil War, there have not been any battles fought on Vermont soil since the age of photography which begins just prior to the Civil War. However, it may be possible to find men in military uniform in an historic Vermont photo. Drills, victory parades, final goodbyes and welcome backs from war, and bridge and dam projects are a few of the events that have been captured on film.

Following is a brief discussion on the evolution of military uniforms. Uniforms of the Civil War era are generally characterized by their long coats, with single or double breasted brass buttons from the neck to the waist.

Categories > Button These are typically escargot or snail shaped, dating to earliest s. They were made from the tunic and other clothing buttons (at times, coins/currency have been used) of the police, military, railway, fire brigade, etc., whatever they wanted to highlight.

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Some sizes of button are rarer than others. Medium-sized buttons are the most common, and the following is a guide to the rarity of other sizes of British Army button – Screw-fit buttons are the rarest, they are used to secure Officers bullion wire shoulder boards on Number 1 Dress and perhaps other uniforms such as Mess Dress depending on regimental dress tradition. This means only 2 on each Officer’s Number 1 Dress uniform. For most regiments, Number 1 Dress went out routine use at the outbreak of World War 2, and relatively few Officers now possess Number 1 Dress.

Screw-fit buttons tend not to be used on Other Ranks’ uniforms. Small buttons 15mm and smaller are fairly scarce. There are only 2 small-sized buttons on a peaked cap – used to secure the chin-strap. Scots Guards Number 1 Dress Caps do not have chin-straps or buttons. Small buttons are particularly scarce for Scottish regiments as most of these regiments wear glengarries, Tam o’Shanters, or Atholl bonnets, none of which have cap buttons.

Large buttons 23mm and larger are fairly scarce because they are only worn on the great-coat and the front fastening of Guards scarlet tunics and Officers Service Dress jackets. The great-coat is no longer on general-issue now only used for ‘Public Duties’ – the ceremonial guarding of Royal palaces and households. Most Officers’ khaki Service Dress jackets have only 4 large buttons. This size of button is much rarer than medium buttons.

From onwards, Regular Army infantry regiments that had been wearing silver buttons changed to gilt buttons and thereafter, silver buttons were mainly worn by Militia and Volunteer regiments, and sometimes by pipers of regular regiments.

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Horstmann , two part button, coat size, 20mm. Tice, Dating Buttons, page Button Backmark-Horstmann Horstmann , two part button, large coat size, 22mm. Tice, Dating Buttons, page , [Plate B , 6]. Button Backmark-Horstmann Horstmann , two part button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm. Button Backmark-Horstmann Horstmann , three part officer button, coat size, 23mm.

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Originally a part of the English cricket club scene, the blazer was often striped and in club colors. This look eventually evolved to include brass buttons, single and double-breasted models, and a club badge on the breast pocket. Blazers are offered in a variety of styles with different detail options, including flap or patch pockets and peak or notch lapels.

Depending on your blazer style of choice and what you pair it with, blazers are easier to dress down than sport jackets. Nautical blazers Navy-colored blazers adorned with brass buttons were predominant throughout the s, and made a stylish sports outfit when paired with white pants. And due to their lightweight fabric, these nautical-inspired blazers were summer fashion sensations. Yves Saint Laurent knows how to do colored blazers right with this lavender wool rendition.

Pair it with denim or corduroy for more casual outings. Single-breasted blazers, whether navy or colored without the brass buttons, are modern and versatile as they can be dressed up with flannel trousers or dressed down with denim. And they can be accessorized with the most formal of ascots or the most basic of ties. Your only choice when attending a formal event, such as a business meeting or a wedding , is to disregard both the jacket and the blazer and wear a suit.

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Jet black boucle knit dress with vivid red/orange and yellow stripes, brass button front and matching belt from St John Knits dating to the ‘s.

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.

Aside from hunting for food, or experience of defensive measures against native American Indians continuing threats these men were just not up to the task. For years vicious attacks on mens characters by being seen and treated as second class citizenship weighed heavy to a feverish breaking point at Lexington and Concord.

The informal training of militia men in secret increased after the passage of the Intolerable Acts in Outspoken colonists such as Richard Henry Lee proposed forming a national militia force, but the First Continental Congress rejected the idea because of hopes that the British would compromise with their economic constraints they placed upon the colonies.

This was an error on the 1st Continental Congress part. For they would still have to dress the 2nd class citizenship and limiting rights that went along with it.

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The majority of these plates were unstamped with no number and could easily be forged. It is common to find severely warped neckplates with the neck screws causing damage. This was the case into the early serial range. In this case I recommend installing a generic plate and safeguarding the original! Charvels use standard Fender neck bolt spacing and almost any kind of plate will work.

Dating Brooch Fasteners – to One of the best ways to avoid reproductions and fakes is to know and understand how originals are made. Reproductions are rarely made the same as originals due to changes in materials, labor costs and modern production techniques.

How to Identify Military Buttons by Contributor Each branch of the military has different buttons and symbols to identify themselves: Different officers from different branches of the military wear different military buttons. If you are needing to determine which military buttons bear which significances, you can do so by keeping a few rules in mind. It’s usually gold, but some of the buttons can be brass.

An eagle, especially in gold, signifies the button used for the Navy. The eagle is usually full and has its wings spread out. Some of these buttons have stars around the eagle, but the eagle is the one tell-tale sign of a Navy button. It is usually surrounded by a cloth or chain that is the same material as the anchor. They come in varying colors, but the most popular type of button is a silver anchor with a gold chain or ribbon.

This time, though, the eagle will be perched on top of a symbol of another eagle and will have stars surrounding it. It’s smaller than the Navy button and is usually brass, hanging on the top of the left or right shoulder.

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You can learn more about the differences between the three jackets here. On the formality scale, the blazer resides just below the suit jacket and just above the sports jacket, but can be dressed up or down to encompass a wide variety of styles and dress codes. While blazers come in various colors, the most traditional and versatile of this already flexible garment is navy blue. Sharp and masculine, a navy blazer looks great and goes with just about everything.

Two piece metal buttons with brass tops and loop wire shanks, made for the manufacturers of men’s work clothing. Dating from c to BBB – p –

Some helpful notes by Roger Revell: Many of the buttons made are for military uses and represent every individual regiment. Civilian uses include those used for uniforms for public servants, livery, club and society, schools, colleges, hunts, shipping lines, sporting clubs, corporation, transport and tramway together with those on domestic blazers. Collectors of railwayana include buttons covering each of the railway companies of interest.

The most utilitarian button was the ubiquitous brass trouser button. The fronts may have impressed names and addresses of wholesalers and outfitters. The buttons are practically worthless but are nevertheless an important part of our button history. There are records showing that Birmingham was producing buttons as far back as !

In , there were button manufacturers, at a time when men were paid 7 shillings a week 35p and children one shilling 5p a week when they reached the ripe old age of ten years. The main manufacturers at the turn of the last century were probably Firmin, Gaunt, Jennens, Armfield, Pitt, etc.

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There are a number of methods by which a rifle can be dated, or at least bracketed between certain years of manufacture. For the latter, dates of introduction of military arms can be located within the Government “List of Changes” LoCs as can dates of obsolescence and of modification or upgrade to later marks. You may not necessarily find specific date information within the text of particular pages, but often the images of advertisements or catalogue entries contain some dating ‘give-away’, such as the year in which a particular rifle achieved a notable competition score by someone, but which data is in graphic format and therefore not “searchable” by a text search engine.

The Early British Military Button Project aims to record new finds and provide the most definitive resource of these artefacts and covers the militias, volunteers and yeomanry units.

Uploading of these items now ongoing. Several new items recently listed on our sister website at www. More militaria now to be uploaded onto our sister website Bridgehead Militaria so please take a look: Updating Saturday 20th October. Always looking to buy quality militaria , single items or whole collections. Regards , Chris S.

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