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Maker(s):Buel, Abel (attributed)
Culture:American (1742-1822)
Title:button mold
Date Made:late 18th century
Type:Metalworking Tool
Materials:base metal: bronze; wood
Place Made:United States; Connecticut; New Haven
Measurements:overall: 1 7/8 x 13 3/8 x 2 in.; 4.7625 x 33.9725 x 5.08 cm
Accession Number:  HD 1998.3.3
Credit Line:Hall and Kate Peterson Fund for Minor Antiques
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Button mold attributed to Abel Buel (1742-1822). The hinged mold, which has mis-matched wooden handles, and bronze and iron shafts, makes 8 buttons with stamped designs.

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