Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!).

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Ridgeway Civil War Library.
Button.Backmark.Treble.
"Treble", trade mark backmarks, makers unknown.

This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Library", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

Most information on this page is from Tice or Albert books, the pictures are generally from buttons analyzed by the author.

Backmarks bearing terms Treble Rich, Treble Gilt, etc are trademark or stock backmarks denoting quality.

Treble 100... and 200....series, one part buttons 1820s and 1830s, generally.


Treble.100, (22mm)
Backmark: "TREBLE / (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) " rm ca 1810 to 1820's, possibly made by Armitage, (Treble.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

B4291. Georgia button, state seal from colonial period, snake with "Don't tread on me", Chatham Artillery, Savannah, "TREBLE / (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) " rm, (21.6mm)

Dug button. Recovered: Savannah, Georgia, by Rocky Sommers.. Reference: Albert NA1, Tice GA110B1.


Treble.110, (22mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE / (star) GILT (star), surrounded with a wreath" rm , flat one part button, English manufacture 1820s or 1830s, (Treble.110). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

B5525 Federal artillery button, eagle facing right over cannon facing left, one part flat, Treble Gilt, (21.7mm)
Reference: Albert AY60, not listed.


Treble.130, (22mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE GILT / ORANGE" rm between two solid rings, mold seam splits the shank, one part convex button, back is concave, ca 1820s, (Treble.130). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

B6131 Federal Navy button, anchor on shield, one part convex, Treble Gilt Orange, (23.6mm)
Reference: Albert NA54 / 57.


Treble.140, (22mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE GILT / ORANGE COLOUR" dm between two solid rings, one part flat button, ca 1830s, (Treble.140). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

B6139 Federal Navy button, anchor on shield, one part flat, Treble Gilt Orange Colour, (22.4mm)
Reference: Albert NA62.


Treble.145, (16mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE GILT / RICH ORANGE" dm between two rings of dots, one part flat button, ca 1830s, small size only, (Treble.145). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.
B7245...Federal general service or militia button, eagle with shield, one part flat, "TREBLE GILT / RICH ORANGE" dm, (16mm). Button depicts eagle facing right with patriotic shield, generally intended for enlisted troops and were widely used by both sides including state units. Backmark: "TREBLE GILT / RICH ORANGE" dm between two rings of dots, one part flat button, ca 1830s, small size only, (Treble.145). One part flat button, hat or sleeve size.
Button.1.Federal.15.general service.Treble.145. Reference: Albert GI61.

Nondug button.


Treble.160, (24mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE. GILT / (star) STANDD (D is underlined) COLOUR" (star) dm between two solid rings, one part flat button, ca 1820s or 1830s, (Treble.160). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.
B2660...Federal general service or militia button, eagle with shield, one part flat, "TREBLE. GILT / (star) STANDD (D is underlined) COLOUR" (star) dm, (23mm). Button depicts eagle facing right with patriotic shield, generally intended for enlisted troops and were widely used by both sides including state units. Backmark: "TREBLE. GILT / (star) STANDD (D is underlined) COLOUR" (star) dm between two solid rings, one part flat button, ca 1820s or 1830s, (Treble.160). One part flat button, coat size.
Button.1.Federal.15.general service.Treble.160. Reference: Albert GI61.

Nondug button.

B6138 Federal Navy button, anchor on shield, one part flat, Treble Gilt Stand'd Colour, (24.4mm)
Reference: Albert NA68.


Treble.170, (21.5mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE GILT/ (star) STANDD COLOUR (star) " dm between two solid rings, one part flat button, ca 1830s, (Treble.170). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

B5488 Federal ordnance button, eagle over cannons, one part flat, Treble Gilt Standd Colour, dm, (21.5mm)
Reference: Albert OC2, Tice ORD103A1.


Treble.200, (22mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE PLATED / (graphic of a wreath) / (graphic of a flower) London" dm, middle ring of dots, ca 1830s, English manufacture, (Treble.200). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

B4383 New York button, early state seal, eagle over a globe, flat one part, Treble Plated London, (22mm)
Reference: Albert NY10, Tice NY100A32.


Treble 300... series, two part buttons 1830s and 1840s, generally.

Treble.300, (19mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE PLATED / (star) (star) (star)" dm, outer ring of dots, inner solid ring, ca 1840s, may be English manufacture, (Treble.300). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

B4117 Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", Treble Gilt, dm outer ring of dots, inner solid ring, (19.3mm)
Reference: Albert GI82, Tice GI206E1.


Treble 500... series, Treble Gilt by R&W Robinson or D Evans, 1830s to 1860s, generally.

Treble.500, (23mm)
Backmark: "TREBLE / (vine) GILT (vine)" dm, ca 1860, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (Treble.500). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 8].

B6971. Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, officer staff, Treble Gilt, (23.3mm).
Reference: Albert MS35, Tice MS210E8.

B4872 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and "Hope", officer staff, Treble Gilt, (22.7mm)
Reference: Albert RI7, not listed, Tice RI201A4.


Treble.510, (15mm)
Backmark: "TREBLE / (star) GILT (star) dm, inner ring of dots, ca 1860, small size only, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (Treble.510). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 9].

B5701 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and Hope, Treble Gilt, dm, (15.2mm)
Reference: Albert RI8, Tice RI203Cs5.


Treble.520, (22mm).
Backmark: " TREBLE / (star) (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) (star) " dm, ca 1850s or 1850s, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (Treble.520). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 10].

B6094 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and "Hope", officer staff, Treble Gilt, (22mm)
Reference: Albert RI7, not listed, Tice RI201A3.


Treble.530,
Backmark: " TREBLE / (star) (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) (star) " dm, inner ring of dots, ca 1850s or 1850s, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (Treble.530). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 11].
Examples needed.

Treble.540, (22mm).
Backmark: " TREBLE / (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) GILT (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) " dm, solid inner ring, ca 1850s or 1860s, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (Treble.540). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 12].

B6583 Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, officer staff, Treble Gilt with stars, (21.5mm)
Reference: Albert MS35, Tice MS210E7.


Treble 600... series, Treble.... Rich... or Standard....., English manufacture for the Confederacy.

Treble.600, (22mm)
Backmark: "TREBLE STANDd / (dot) EXTRA RICH (dot)" dm betweenouter ring of dots, inner solid ring, maker could be Smith Kemp Wrightbut is not confirmed , (Treble.600).
Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 179, "unidentified European makers", [Plate C-1, 20].

B5379 Confederate Navy button, "CSN" anchor with two bands on lined background with rope border, deep border, English import, Treble Stand'd, (22.3mm)

Reference: Albert CS56, Tice CSN212A1.


Treble.610, (13mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE RICH / (dot) STANDARD (dot)" dm inner solid ring, English manufacture likely Smith Kemp Wright, (Treble.610). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 179, "unidentified European makers.

B5359 Confederate general service button, "CSA", English wartime manufacture, Treble Rich Standard, (13mm)
Reference: Albert CS81Bv, Tice CSG203As1.

B3080. Confederate artillery button, script "A", English wartime manufacture, "TREBLE RICH / (dot) STANDARD (dot)" dm inner solid ring, (13.2mm)

Reference: Albert CSCS102, Tice CSA203As1.


Treble.620, (13mm).
Backmark: "TREBLE RICH / (dot) STANDd (dot)" dm inner solid ring, English manufacture likely Smith Kemp Wright, (Treble.620). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 179.

B1794. Confederate artillery button, script "A", English wartime manufacture, "TREBLE RICH / (dot) STANDd (dot)" dm, (13mm)

Reference: Albert CS107, Tice CSA215As2.

B5403 Confederate infantry button, script "I", English import, Treble Rich Stand'd, (13mm)
Reference: Albert CS177Av, Tice CSI215As1.