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    Regency Type Steel Buttons

    Any re-enactors know if anyone is making copies of Regency Steel buttons like these?



    They appear on a lot of Highland jackets c1820-30 and are quite fantastic. I'd love to find a source to add to a period jacket.

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    I saw some recently when i was looking for buttons... Not sure if i bookmarkrd it, but i think it was a civil war reenactor site... I'll try to find it again

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    I am not sure of the size there. Just a thought, I am not sure if they were steel based, but I recall some mess dress uniform(UK) waist coats used to have round buttons like that . Perhaps a military tailor might assist?
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Peter,
    Jock's suggestion about checking with a military tailor ought to yield good results. You might want to check with my tailor, Meyer & Mortimer, in London. Ring them up and ask to speak with Mr. Munday.

    I have a wonderful old doublet with spherical buttons like those in the pic, made of silver. Very nice.

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    Check with some of the U.S. civil war "sutlers", I have seen them on a few of their websites. There are some with slightly better prices than others.

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    We find them in a local shop nearby...

    I guess we are lucky !


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    Robert

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    Many thanks for everyone's thoughts. I spent the morning trawling the web and found a couple of interesting links. This one looks like a potential starter for ten - http://www.chimera-costumes.co.uk/shop/shop.php

    For those interested in Regency/Victorian stuff there are some useful links here - http://www.histrenact.co.uk/traders/...an/traders.php

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    these are the ones I was looking at...

    http://www.halfpricesurplus.com/cata...873ce4688fdbbd

    And I believe they are made by waterbury

    http://www.waterburybutton.com/cart/...=16531#details
    Last edited by madmacs; 29th August 11 at 04:45 AM.

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    Those links looks as though they might be a source for a modern version especially the gilt ones as further research shows the originals to be brass.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Those links looks as though they might be a source for a modern version especially the gilt ones as further research shows the originals to be brass.
    It looks as though you have a few choices of finish on the waterbury site

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