Buttons

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Object Name: 
Buttons
Accession Number: 
98.4.294
Dimensions: 
Buttons: H: .3 cm; Diam 2.5 cm; Card: W: 12.8 cm; L: 20.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1944-1946
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Primary Description: 
Paper: white; red and blue design; non-lead glass: opaque green, opaque black, opaque tan, opaque brown, opaque cobalt blue; pressed, coated; rectangular shaped card; circular buttons; index card striped on one side, one red stripe and 18 equally spaced blue stripes the length of the card; other side of card plain; two rows of buttons on striped side of card, buttons flat with rough surface and raised rim, sequence of buttons in top and bottom row from left to right: green, black, tan, brown, cobalt blue; "790" written in pencil beneath top row, upside down checkmark under top green and cobalt blue buttons; buttons in bottom row coated with clear shiny glaze, "Borated 790" written in pencil beneath bottom row, upside down checkmark under bottom tan button; "Mr. Landrow left this card;" written in pencil along right edge of card by blue cobalt buttons.
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection