|Top row, engraved stems
of clay pipes and oval lens from eyeglasses; middle row, brass uniform buttons
dating to an 1850s to 1870s time period; bottom. The large button, center,
is labeled on back as "Scovill Mfg. Co. Waterbury," dating to
ca. 1850-1870; button on left, "Scovills & Co. Extra," dating
to ca. 1840-1850; and button on right, "S.H. & G. New York,"
dating to ca. 1850. The cartridges appear to be (left and center) .50-70
caliber, for the early model Springfield "trapdoor" rifle and
(right) .45-70 caliber, for the Model 1873 Springfield "trapdoor"
rifle or carbine.