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Last week I found these buttons in Northern California where mining has been done. According to the markings I think that this is the 1873 to 1890 style button, rivet and clip.

http://www.levisguide.com/buttons/button.html

Mitchel

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I found two Levi buttons a year or so ago while beeping for gold north of Albuquerque. The material was long gone like yours. I've wondered how old they might be. I'll try your link.

Saginaw

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Mitchel,

Congrats on the bottons they are old, I have come across several of these buttons also while hunting. I cant figure out what year Levi's had a pin sticking out of the button like the upper left in my pic shows.

Dave.

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Sorry to say, but that website isn't accurate.

Here is the e mail address for the "Levi Historian" A very nice, and knowledgeable gal, if she's still there.

Lynn Downey: ldowney@levi.com

If you send her pics she will date them for you, and will want to know where you found them, if you don't mind.

I hope this helps,

Patrick .....

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Thanks Patrick,

Didn't you find some old levis sometime ago in a mine?

Dave.

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Sorry to say, but that website isn't accurate.

Here is the e mail address for the "Levi Historian" A very nice, and knowledgeable gal, if she's still there.

Lynn Downey: ldowney@levi.com

If you send her pics she will date them for you, and will want to know where you found them, if you don't mind.

I hope this helps,

Patrick .....

Patrick, and Dave,

I find this thread to be interesting, I found that Lynn Downey has a website, if it's an active website I'm not sure, but she has the same email address that Patrick posted on her home page, but it seems that when you click on the email address it will change to an email address she has listed on the contact page, which is...

clio1954@gmail.com

,here's a link to Lynn's website contact page.

http://www.lynndowney.com/contact.html

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Thanks guys. I had seen there was a (an) historian when I did a search but I sent off to the Ozark company that had sold some buttons and jeans from the past. They have not responded but I'll get a picture to her.

I'm trying to get a better picture but sometimes the lighting makes it difficult to read what is left. I think I could already take better pictures of the dry lake rocks now after the practice of depth of field on these buttons.

Mitchel

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Thanks Patrick,

Didn't you find some old levis sometime ago in a mine?

Dave.

Hello Dave. Yes, It was near the AZ YUCCA mine in the Franconia area.

I found them all in the same spot. Makes me think someone discarded a worn out pair, and everything rotted away but the buttons and hasps.

They were what Levi called "Waist Overalls". No belt loops, just suspender and fly buttons.

It was neat to hear the history of them from Lynn.

Patrick .....

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