ITEM# 01082011-14
Description  US M1872 Infantry Sidebuttons
Price $ 25.00

Original US M1872 shako sidebuttons, of a non-regulation Infantry or Band pattern (see Kasalís monograph for details) featuring bugle-horns atop a pebbled background. Affixing wires (not the later brad-style fasteners) are still present and reusable. Gilded finish is filthy, but will clean nicely. Nobody seems quite sure of the intended application (an early, failed bid for the RA Infantry sidebutton?) for these variants, but they do appear with some regularity on NG and militia headwear of the 1870s & 1880s.