Beautiful 1880's Adams Express Co. Messenger Uniform Button by Waterbury Button Co.
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Beautiful 1880's Adams Express Co. Messenger Uniform Button by Waterbury Button Co.

Code: rsre00014aec

$45.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Beautiful 1880's Adams Express Co. messenger uniform button by Waterbury Button Co. The button reads: "ADAMS X COMPANY" in embossed lettering, a scarce pattern and the reverse reads: "WATERBURY BUTTON CO." Owned by Alvin Adams, was originally a produce merchant. In the late 1830's Adams began carrying letters, small packages, and valuables from Boston to Worcester, Massachusetts and the messenger/express company grew from there. An interesting piece of Adams Express company history the company was used by abolitionist groups in the 1840's to disseminate anti-slavery newspapers from publishers in the North to those in the South, some say a slave even shipped himself from Virginia to Philadelphia!

VINTAGE: Circa 1880's

SIZE: Approximately 7/8" in diameter

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass

ATTACHMENT: Loop.

MARKINGS: "WATERBURY BUTTON CO."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a railroad and express collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VFX15 LDEX11/15

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The button shows minor to moderate wear, nearly all the gilt details remain intact, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.