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.