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Object Name: Collection of 4 buttons on block in envelope
Date: ca. 1865-1868
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Medium: Brass
Dimensions: Part (small button): 1/2 x 3/8 in. (1.3 x 1 cm) Each (large button): 1 x 3/8 in. (2.5 x 1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: One small and three large brass buttons with brass loop shanks; button faces inscribed "M.F.D." encircled by laurel wreaths.
Credit Line: Gift of Waldo Fenton Abbe
Object Number: INV.9242
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Marks: inscribed at back of buttons: "SCOVILL MFC CO./ WATERBURY."

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These buttons are from the uniform of the donor's father, Joshua Grosvenor Abbe, commissioner of the Metropolitan Fire Department.