Collection of 4 buttons on block in envelope

Object Number: 
INV.9242
Date: 
ca. 1865-1868
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)
Marks: 
inscribed at back of buttons: "SCOVILL MFC CO./ WATERBURY."
Description: 
One small and three large brass buttons with brass loop shanks; button faces inscribed "M.F.D." encircled by laurel wreaths.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons are from the uniform of the donor's father, Joshua Grosvenor Abbe, commissioner of the Metropolitan Fire Department.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Waldo Fenton Abbe
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group