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-Firmin
Firmin & Sons operated in London England from the 17th century and continue to operate today.

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Firmin & Sons operated in London England from the 17th century and continue to operate today. Firmin buttons are noted for the best quality of all of the makers, sharp high relief stampings, tight backs, sturdy construction, jewelry like qualities.


Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin100
Firmin100, (two part button, large coat size, 24mm).
Backmark: FIRMIN & SONS / + LONDON + " dm between outer dotted ring, inner solid ring, English manufacture, (Firmin100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page172, [Plate C-1, 7].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin101
Firmin101, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "FIRMIN & SONS / + LONDON + " dm between outer ring od dots, inner solid ring, English manufacture, (Firmin101).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin101, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page172, [Plate C-1, 7].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin102
Firmin102, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 16mm).
Backmark: FIRMINS / (dot) LONDON (dot) " dm between two solid rings, mark is only used for small size, English manufacture, (Firmin102).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin102, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 172.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin120
Firmin120, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "FIRMIN & SONS / (dot) 153 STRAND LONDON (dot) / & 13 / CONDUIT. ST" dm middle solid ring, flat back, English manufacture, (Firmin120).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 172, [Plate C-1, 8].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin130
Firmin130, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "FIRMIN & SONS / (dot) 2 DAWSON ST. DUBLIN (dot) / & STRAND LONDON" dm middle solid ring, flat back, English manufacture (Firmin130).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin130, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 172.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin140
Firmin140, (two part button, small coat size, 21mm).
Backmark: "FIRMIN & SONS / (dot) LONDON (dot)" dm between two rings of dots, (Firmin140).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin140, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 172.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin900
Firmin900, (two part button, large coat size, 25mm).
Backmark: "FIRMIN & SONS LD / + LONDON + " dm between two ringsof dots, made by Firmin, the use of "LD" designation dates manufacture to after 1875, manufactured after the Civil War, (Firmin900).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Firmin900, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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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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