Saturday, April 23, 2011

Button, button, who's got the button?

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From VINCENNES WEEKLY GAZETTE, Vincennes, Indiana
November 24, 1866

Bad News for Unmarried Ladies — New Inventions

Among the new inventions is button which is fastened to cloth without thread. It is said to consist solely of a button with a wire to be inserted into the cloth like a cork-screw, and then pressed down flat, so as to form a ring to hold the button to its place. As this invention will enable men to keep the buttons on their shirts, it is calculated to do away with wives altogether.
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