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    Posted: 13 Nov 2012 at 8:38am
Hello there I found this bad boy in the basement of a house that I am renovating and have never seen the pattern on the buttons before.  There are no tags on it :(  Let me know what you think:

Front:

Button Detail:

Inside Button Detail:

Inside Out:


Inside cuff detail:



Like I said, I haven't seen that button design before and it has no tags so I am at a loss.
I have searched for hours on google and this site to try and dig up info on them, but to no avail.
Thank you for taking a look.

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Any ideas... anyone.. ?  I've been searching forever to find similar buttons, but to no avail.  It appears to have single needle  lock stitching.  Here is another picture:


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What state?  Maybe it's something regional.  With bees, maybe it was a company in Utah.  Hard to tell from the pictures, does the left upper pocket have a watch slot, and is there a fob (extra button)hole one the placket?  It certainly has an extra old vibe to it.
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There are 4 buttons and button holes on the placket, no watch slot..  It was found in Upstate, NY near Cooperstown.  I don't know if this has any significance, but bees only have one wing on each side, and these buttons appear to have two wings on each side.  The buttons are not entirely copper, they're made of some other metal with a copper top attached to them.
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decided to list this on eBay.  Wish me luck!
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I swear I saw this one on Instagram?
www.rivet-head.blogspot.com
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If it was on instagram, it wasn't done by me.  Someone may have taken my photo and put it up there, but I don't use instagram at all.
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Figured it out, another guy I know found a pair of overalls with the same buttons....no makers mark or  tag on them either, but probably 1930's.


www.rivet-head.blogspot.com
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Those could be from Bittner, Hunsicker & Company out of Allentown, PA. They manufactured Bee Hive brand overalls. 

http://union-made.blogspot.com/2012/09/1888-bittner-hunsicker-co-invoice.html
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"Those could be from Bittner, Hunsicker & Company out of Allentown, PA. They manufactured Bee Hive brand overalls. "

I did a lot of searching and came up with this:

http://charlieinla.blogspot.com/2011/07/1910s-beehive-overalls.html

The buttons are still a mystery..
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