Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton
Extra Quality, generic or trademark backmark, likely manufactured by Waterbury Button Co.

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Extra Quality, generic or trademark backmark, likely manufactured by Waterbury Button Co.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton300
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton300, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) QUALITY " rmdc, likely manufactured by Waterbury Button Co ca 1850s, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton300).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton300, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton310
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton310, (three part officer button, coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" rmdc in stippled field, inner rim has the appearance of dots, likely manufacture by Waterbury Button Co., ca 1850's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton310).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton310, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton330
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton330, (three part officer button, coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm between rings of dots, some of the dots are spaced or formed irregularly, this pattern has no periods, no third inner ring, bottom of lettering of "Quality" touches the bottom ring, used on staff buttons, shank well is irregularly formed, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co., ca. 1860s, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton330).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton330, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton350
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton350, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm to 23mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm, single inner ring of elongated dots or slashes, this pattern has no periods, no third inner ring, bottom of lettering of "Quality" touches the bottom ring, used for two part buttons, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co. ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton350).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton350, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton351
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton351, (two part button, coat size, 21mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm, single inner ring of elongated dots or slashes, this pattern has no periods, no third inner ring, bottom of lettering of "Quality" touches the bottom ring, used for two part buttons, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co. ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton351).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton351, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton352
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton352, (three part officer button, hat or sleeve size, 15mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm, single inner ring of elongated dots or slashes, this pattern has no periods, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co ca 1860s, and could be transitional, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton352).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton352, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton353
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton353, (two part button, small coat or vest size, 18mm to 19mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm, single inner ring of elongated dots or slashes, this pattern has no periods, no third inner ring, bottom of lettering of "Quality" touches the bottom ring, used for two part buttons, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co. ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton353).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton353, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton360
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton360, (three part officer button, coat size, 23mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (floral graphic) QUALITY (floral graphic)" dm, between two rings of elongated shaped dots, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton360).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton360, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 82, (Waterbury Button Co), [Plate B-9, 12].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton370
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton370, (two part button, large coat size, 23mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) QUALITY (dot) (star) (dot)" dm, between two solid rings, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton370).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton370, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton380
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton380, (three part officer button, coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: EXTRA / (graphic of bow) QUALITY (graphic of bow)" dm between solid rings, shank well is depressed giving the appearance of a third ring, manufacture estimated 1860s and could be late war or transitional backmark, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton380).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton380, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton390
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton390, (two part button, large coat size, 23mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (3 graphics of +) QUALITY (3graphics of +) " dm, inner ring of dots, believed to be Waterbury Button Co, transitional backmark, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton390).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton390, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 82,(Waterbury Button Co).

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton400
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton400, (two part button, small coat size,19mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) (large star) (star) QUALITY (star) (large star) (star)" dm inner solid ring, button only made in small coat or vest size, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton400).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton400, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton410
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton410, (two part button, hat or sleeve size,15mm to 16mm) (two part button, coat size, 19mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) (graphic) (star) QUALITY (star) (graphic) (star)" dm, no rings, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co, ca 1860s and could be transitional or post war, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton410).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton410, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton420
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton420, (two part button, coat size, 19mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (flower) (flower) QUALITY (flower) ", dm, two solid rings, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton420).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton420, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton430
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton430, (two part button, small coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (graphic) (star) (graphic) QUALITY (graphic) (star) (graphic)" dm, between rings of dots, ca 1860s and could be transitional, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton430).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton430, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton431
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton431, (two part button, hat or sleeve size,15mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (graphic) QUALITY (graphic) " dm, between single rings of dots, ca 1860s, this is the abbreviated cuff version of a similar backmark with double rings, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton431).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton431, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton440
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton440, (two part button, hat or sleeve size,14mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (dot) (star) (dot) QUALITY (dot) (star) (dot)" dm betweeen solid rings, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co (tentative), ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton440).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton440, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton450
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton450, (two part button, coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) (star) (star) QUALITY (star) (star) (star)", dmdc, unusual design, depressed channel is stipled, and text is dm in the depressed channel, result is a backmark that is typically weak., (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton450).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton450, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton460
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton460, (two part button, coat size,21mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (three part graphic) QUALITY (three part graphic)" rmdc, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co (tentative), ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton460).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton460, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton470
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton470, (two part button, coat size,19mm to 20mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" rmdc, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co (tentative), ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton470).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton470, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton480
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton480, (two part button, coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) (star) (star) QUALITY (star) (star) (star)" dm, outer ring of dots, inner ring is rope like, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co (tentative), ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton480).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton480, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton490
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton490, (two part button, coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (three graphics) QUALITY (three graphics)" dm, outer ring of dots, inner ring is rope like, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co (tentative), ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton490).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton490, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton510
ExtraQualityWaterburyButton510, (two part button, coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) (star) (star) QUALITY. (star) (star) (star)" dm, between two solid rings, manufactured by Waterbury Button Co (tentative), ca 1860's, (ExtraQualityWaterburyButton510).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton510, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

Details click: http://relicman.com/buttons/Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualityWaterburyButton510.html.


This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center", 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:
Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776 - 1865, by Warren K.Tice.
Dating buttons; A Chronology of Button Types, Makers, Retailers & Their Backmarks, by Warren K. Tice.
Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers, by Bruce S. Bazelon and William F. Guinn.
Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus H. Albert.
Pictures are generally by the author, unless otherwise indicated
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Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War
Buttons
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Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War
Button backmarks.
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