US Infantry Officer's Buttons taken from a Civil War uniform, eagle with "I" Scovill Mfg Co Waterbury with dot dividers, dm between rings of dots. Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. In the eagle's talon is a laurel stem. In it's left claw is a small bundle of three arrows pointing upward. The high relief pattern is set on a high convex plain field with no edge boarder. Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / (dot) WATERBURY (dot) " dm between rings of dots. Two part convex button, 7 Infantry Officer's coat size (22.2mm), 3 cuff size 2 (15mm) 1 (14.4mm).
Reference: Albert GI85 / 88, Tice GI215A84
Also includes Centennial Civil War Buttons made in the 1960's. Eagle facing right with federal shield. 6 (22.8mm) Backmark: "WATERBURY CO'S INC / CONN."
Inventory Number: BUT 103