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brass buttons

Postby Paul@WYC » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:44 am

We have found one of our buttons!
After years of searching regimental museums and metal detecting known drill sites, our Colonel has unearthed a Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry brass button. It has a Georgian crown and is hollow so it is firmly in our period.
Now all we need is to get copies made.
Does anyone have any contacts who can manufacture them.
My jacket alone needs 41 full size buttons.



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Re: brass buttons

Postby Grymm » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:32 pm

I'd go for
http://www.militarymetalwork.co.uk/index.php
who also posts as Neibelungen on this very board.


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Re: brass buttons

Postby Phil the Grips » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:55 pm

or Toby of Silver Griffin. Posts here as "Henry Somerset".


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Re: brass buttons

Postby Paul@WYC » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:37 pm

Thanks Phil
I cannot find Henry of Somerset in the members list or any ref to the silver griffin online.
I also looked for the silver wyvern.
Do you have contact details perchance?
Or if you know him pass on my contact details via the wyc website.

Paul



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Re: brass buttons

Postby John Waller » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:21 pm

Paul@WYC wrote:Thanks Phil
I cannot find Henry of Somerset in the members list or any ref to the silver griffin online.
I also looked for the silver wyvern.
Do you have contact details perchance?
Or if you know him pass on my contact details via the wyc website.

Paul


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Re: brass buttons

Postby Havercake Lad » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:24 pm

Following might be useful.
p_r_green@hotmail,com
telephone 0142 825722
Hes done all 33rd's brasswork with no problems.
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Re: brass buttons

Postby Paul@WYC » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:49 am

Hi Folks,
many thanks for the helpful suggestions
Paul



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Re: brass buttons

Postby captain swing » Tue May 31, 2011 10:58 am

Just to add to my serjeants post.

The button has remains of gilt on It and has a beautifully scrolled and entwined WYC.

The button was found on a ploughed field that was once the ornamental garden of a large Georgian residency near Worcester.

A member of the WYC, probably an officer, lost it whilst strolling around the grounds.

Might be worth researching if a member of the family at the time was a member of the WYC.




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