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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Lead Buttons

Lead Buttons
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
A small pile of lead buttons tied up with green garden wire.
I can only pressume they are some kind of weights.
Why sew lead buttons to your coat?
They are covered in a series of bumps and scratches


Blogger Roger Stevens said...

For protection against radioactivity in case of a nuclear attack?

07 October, 2004  
Blogger sylviasometimes said...

Scatter them over the bed...forget bothering to sew them...ward off THE EVIL EYE! Funny, that reminds me of when I was a kid...used to pile dolls all over the blooming bed, thinking if someone broke in to do harm, they wouldn't be able to tell the difference. That's because my room was ground level, and I must have watched too much TV! Silly girl!

07 October, 2004  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Weights to hold down a shower curtain ???

07 October, 2004  
Blogger Wastedpapiers said...

Sewn on by sadistic step-mother?
For a chain mail suit?
For a heavy metal band?
For someone who works in the x-ray industry?

07 October, 2004  
Blogger fahad43 said...

They are actually dress weights. Sewn into the hems of dresses and curtains to make them hang properly.Date range probably 18th-19th century.

13 December, 2007  
Blogger Silverrail said...

Just found one of these buttons in the hem of a fur coat

23 December, 2013  

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