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Button Country

An Educational Resource for Button Collectors - originally created by Paul Rice

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved.                                                  Website redesigned and Maintained by Deborah Hanson

Section 6 : Glass, Black

Acknowledgments: Thanks to the Peach State Button Club members for providing the majority of the buttons shown in the below images. Special thanks to Pat Koehler, Louella Yeargain, and Barbara Barrans for collaborating in the update of this section including their contribution of many of the button images shown as examples.  

A special thanks to Joan Lindsay & Joy Journeay for their expert editing skills!


References:

(1)  National Button Society Blue Book, Official NBS Classification and Competition Guidelines

(2) Classification of Black Glass Buttons, Published by the National Button Society,  2015

(3) For a detailed guide to collecting black glass buttons get the NBS Black Glass Handbook from the NBS store.


* To download and print pdfs of the black glass worksheets click these links: page 1 , page 2 , page 3.

6-1 All Black/Matte/Contour Ball  (1/2")
6-1 All Black/Matte/Contour Ball (1/2")
6-1 All Black/Shiny/Faceted  (1-1/2")
6-1 All Black/Shiny/Faceted (1-1/2")
6-1 All Black/Matte-Shiny Combined (3/4")
6-1 All Black/Matte-Shiny Combined (3/4")
6-2 Back Type/Metal Loop Shank  (11/16")
6-2 Back Type/Metal Loop Shank (11/16")
6-2 Back Types/ Self shank/ realistic shape  (7/8")
6-2 Back Types/ Self shank/ realistic shape (7/8")
6-2 Back Type/Threadback/OME
Cord Bound  (3/4")
6-2 Back Type/Threadback/OME
Cord Bound (3/4")
6-2 Back Type/Bar Shank  (11/16")
6-2 Back Type/Bar Shank (11/16")
6-2 Back Type/Key Shank
Faceted  (3/4")
6-2 Back Type/Key Shank
Faceted (3/4")
6-2 Back Type/Bird Cage Shank
Faceted  (3/8")
6-2 Back Type/Bird Cage Shank
Faceted (3/8")
6-2 Back Type/Thread Groove
Metal Rod Shank/Faceted  (5/8")
6-2 Back Type/Thread Groove
Metal Rod Shank/Faceted (5/8")
6-2.1 Back Type/Four-way Metal Shank
Imitation Fabric  (1")
6-2.1 Back Type/Four-way Metal Shank
Imitation Fabric (1")
6-2.2 Back Type/Rosette Shank
Basket Weave Pattern  (1/2")
6-2.2 Back Type/Rosette Shank
Basket Weave Pattern (1/2")
6-2.3 Back Type/Whistle 2-hole (3/4")
6-2.3 Back Type/Whistle 2-hole (3/4")
6-2.3 Back Type/2-Hole Sew-through
Metal Back/BM  (3/4")
6-2.3 Back Type/2-Hole Sew-through
Metal Back/BM (3/4")
6-2.3 Back Type/3-Hole Sew-through
(3/4")
6-2.3 Back Type/3-Hole Sew-through
(3/4")
6-2.3 Back Type/4-Hole Sew-through
(11/16")
6-2.3 Back Type/4-Hole Sew-through
(11/16")
6-2.4 Back Type/Swirlback /contour shape (9/16")
6-2.4 Back Type/Swirlback /contour shape (9/16")
6-2.4 Back Type/Swirlback
(5/8")
6-2.4 Back Type/Swirlback
(5/8")
6-3 Construction/Painted DUG
(5/8")
6-3 Construction/Painted DUG
(5/8")
6-3.1 Construction/Blown/Matte/Ball
(9/16")
6-3.1 Construction/Blown/Matte/Ball
(9/16")
6-3.2 Construction/Coronet
Swirlback  (1/2")
6-3.2 Construction/Coronet
Swirlback (1/2")
6-3.3 Construction/Foil Embedded
(3/8")
6-3.3 Construction/Foil Embedded
(3/8")
6-3.4 Construction/Fused
(3/4")
6-3.4 Construction/Fused
(3/4")
6-3.5 Construction
Impression Inlay  (1/2")
6-3.5 Construction
Impression Inlay (1/2")
6-3.6 Construction/Intermixed
Screenback  (7/8")
6-3.6 Construction/Intermixed
Screenback (7/8")
6-3.7 Construction/Lampwork
Realistic  (7/8")
6-3.7 Construction/Lampwork
Realistic (7/8")
6-3.8 Construction/Moonglow
(7/8")
6-3.8 Construction/Moonglow
(7/8")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay
(5/8")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay
(5/8")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay/Coralene
(7/8")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay/Coralene
(7/8")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay/Salt
(5/8")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay/Salt
(5/8")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay/Sheet
(1-1/4")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay/Sheet
(1-1/4")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay/Sheath
(1/2")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay/Sheath
(1/2")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay
Nailsea  (7/8")
6-3.9 Construction/Overlay
Nailsea (7/8")
6-3.9 Overlay/linear shape/Square  (1-1/4")
6-3.9 Overlay/linear shape/Square (1-1/4")
6-3.10 Construction/Paperweight
(11/16")
6-3.10 Construction/Paperweight
(11/16")
6-3.10 Construction/Paperweight  (9/16")
6-3.10 Construction/Paperweight (9/16")
6-3.10 Construction/Paperweight - Studio by Mary Gaumond
6-3.10 Construction/Paperweight - Studio by Mary Gaumond
6-3.11 Construction/Tile  (3/4")
6-3.11 Construction/Tile (3/4")
6-3.11 Construction/Tile  (5/8")
6-3.11 Construction/Tile (5/8")
6-4 DF/Plastic paint-like Finish  (7/8")
6-4 DF/Plastic paint-like Finish (7/8")
6-4.1 DF/Acid Etched (matte)
Overlay  (11/16")
6-4.1 DF/Acid Etched (matte)
Overlay (11/16")
6-4.2 DF/Lusters/Incised
Aristocrat  (5/8")
6-4.2 DF/Lusters/Incised
Aristocrat (5/8")
6-4.2 DF/Lusters/Blue Metallic
BM  (7/8")
6-4.2 DF/Lusters/Blue Metallic
BM (7/8")
6-4.2.1 DF/Lusters/Gold
(3/4")
6-4.2.1 DF/Lusters/Gold
(3/4")
6-4.2.1 DF/Lusters/Gold  (3/4")
6-4.2.1 DF/Lusters/Gold (3/4")
6-4.2.1 DF/Lusters/Gold  (11/16")
6-4.2.1 DF/Lusters/Gold (11/16")
6-4.2.1  DF/Lusters/Gold/ linear shape  (3/4")
6-4.2.1 DF/Lusters/Gold/ linear shape (3/4")
6-4.2.2 DF/Lusters/Iridescent  (5/8")
6-4.2.2 DF/Lusters/Iridescent (5/8")
6-4.2.2 DF/Lusters/Iridescent (1-1/2")
6-4.2.2 DF/Lusters/Iridescent (1-1/2")
6-4.2.2 DF/Lusters/Aurora   (1")
6-4.2.2 DF/Lusters/Aurora (1")
6-4.2.3 DF/Lusters/Silver  (7/8")
6-4.2.3 DF/Lusters/Silver (7/8")
6-4.2.3 DF/Lusters/Silver - Rose Wash  (7/8)
6-4.2.3 DF/Lusters/Silver - Rose Wash (7/8)
6-4.2.3 DF/ Enamel  (5/8")
6-4.2.3 DF/ Enamel (5/8")
6-4.3 DF/Enamel  - BM  (1-1/8")
6-4.3 DF/Enamel - BM (1-1/8")
6-4.3 DF/Enamel  (7/8")
6-4.3 DF/Enamel (7/8")
6-4.3 DF/Enamel  (1/2")
6-4.3 DF/Enamel (1/2")
6-4.3 DF/Enamel  (7/8")
6-4.3 DF/Enamel (7/8")
6-4.3 DF/Paint-Chemical (Dull Gray)  (5/8")
6-4.3 DF/Paint-Chemical (Dull Gray) (5/8")
 6-4.3 DF/Paint-Imitation Wood  (9/16")
6-4.3 DF/Paint-Imitation Wood (9/16")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
Overlay  (1/2")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
Overlay (1/2")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
DUG  (3/4")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
DUG (3/4")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
DUG  (7/8")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
DUG (7/8")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
Watch Crystal  (3/4")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
Watch Crystal (3/4")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame/Fabric
Cord Shank  (5/8")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame/Fabric
Cord Shank (5/8")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
Wood  (9/16")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame
Wood (9/16")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame/Glass
Swirlback  (7/16")
6-5.1 Mechanical/Frame/Glass
Swirlback (7/16")
6-5.2 Mechanical/Glass with Glass
Tingue  (7/16")
6-5.2 Mechanical/Glass with Glass
Tingue (7/16")
6-5.2 Mechanical/Glass with Glass
Watch Crystal  (5/8")
6-5.2 Mechanical/Glass with Glass
Watch Crystal (5/8")
6-5.2 Mechanical/Glass with Glass
Pierced   (9/16")
6-5.2 Mechanical/Glass with Glass
Pierced (9/16")
6-5.2 Mechanical/Glass with Glass  (3/4")
6-5.2 Mechanical/Glass with Glass (3/4")
6-5.3 Mechanical/Metal Back
Wafer  (1-1/8")
6-5.3 Mechanical/Metal Back
Wafer (1-1/8")
6-5.3.1 Mechanical/Metal Back
Bimini  (1-3/8")
6-5.3.1 Mechanical/Metal Back
Bimini (1-3/8")
6-5.3.2 Mechanical/Metal Back
Soldered  (5/8")
6-5.3.2 Mechanical/Metal Back
Soldered (5/8")
6-5.3.2 Mechanical/Metal Back
Riveted  (1-5/8")
6-5.3.2 Mechanical/Metal Back
Riveted (1-5/8")
6-5.3.2 Mechanical/Metal Back (1")
6-5.3.2 Mechanical/Metal Back (1")
6-5.3.2 Mechanical/Metal Back
Screenback  (1-1/4")
6-5.3.2 Mechanical/Metal Back
Screenback (1-1/4")
6-5.4 Mechanical/Precision Inlay
Metal  (1")
6-5.4 Mechanical/Precision Inlay
Metal (1")
6-5.4 Mechanical/Precision Inlay
Pearl  (7/8")
6-5.4 Mechanical/Precision Inlay
Pearl (7/8")
6-5.4 Mechanical/Precision Inset
Pearl  (7/8")
6-5.4 Mechanical/Precision Inset
Pearl (7/8")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo/Gold Luster  (1")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo/Gold Luster (1")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo  (1")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo (1")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo/BM  (1-1/2")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo/BM (1-1/2")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo/BM  (1-1/8")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo/BM (1-1/8")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo  (1-1/4")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Embossed
Cameo (1-1/4")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Recessed Cameo
BM  (7/8")
6-6.1 Surface Design/Recessed Cameo
BM (7/8")
6-6.2 Surface Design/Faceted
Iridescent  (5/8)
6-6.2 Surface Design/Faceted
Iridescent (5/8)
6-6.2 Surface Design/Faceted  (1/2")
6-6.2 Surface Design/Faceted (1/2")
6-6.2 Surface Design/Faceted/contour shape (cube)  (3/8")
6-6.2 Surface Design/Faceted/contour shape (cube) (3/8")
6-6.3 Surface Design/Imitation Fabric
(1-1/4")
6-6.3 Surface Design/Imitation Fabric
(1-1/4")
6-6.3 Surface Design/Imitation Fabric
(3/4")
6-6.3 Surface Design/Imitation Fabric
(3/4")
6-6.4 Surface Design/Impressed
BM  (15/16")
6-6.4 Surface Design/Impressed
BM (15/16")
6-6.4 Surface Design/Impressed
(1-5/8")
6-6.4 Surface Design/Impressed
(1-5/8")
6-6.5 Surface Design/Incised/Outline
(3/4")
6-6.5 Surface Design/Incised/Outline
(3/4")
6-6.5 Surface Design/Incised
Outline  (3/4")
6-6.5 Surface Design/Incised
Outline (3/4")
6-6.6 Surface Design/Intaglio
(5/8")
6-6.6 Surface Design/Intaglio
(5/8")
6-6.6 Surface Design/Intaglio
(7/8")
6-6.6 Surface Design/Intaglio
(7/8")
6-6.7 Surface Design/Lacy  (1-1/8")
 [Best Example of Lacy]
6-6.7 Surface Design/Lacy (1-1/8")
[Best Example of Lacy]
6-6.7 Surface Design/Lacy
(1")
6-6.7 Surface Design/Lacy
(1")
6-6.7 Surface Design/Lacy-like 
(1-1/4")
6-6.7 Surface Design/Lacy-like
(1-1/4")
6-6.8 Surface Design/Openwork
(5/8")
6-6.8 Surface Design/Openwork
(5/8")
6-6.8 Surface Design/Openwork
(1-1/4")
6-6.8 Surface Design/Openwork
(1-1/4")
6-6.9 Victorian  surface Design/Molded (7/8")
6-6.9 Victorian surface Design/Molded (7/8")
6-7 OME/Thread Bound
(1/2")
6-7 OME/Thread Bound
(1/2")
6-7 OME/Fabric/Frame
(1")
6-7 OME/Fabric/Frame
(1")
6-7 OME/Shell
(3/4")
6-7 OME/Shell
(3/4")
6-7.1 OME/Metal/Brass
Escutcheon  (3/4")
6-7.1 OME/Metal/Brass
Escutcheon (3/4")
6-7.1 OME/Metal - brass & faceted cut-steels  (1/2")
6-7.1 OME/Metal - brass & faceted cut-steels (1/2")
6-7.1 OME/Metal/Brass
Escutcheon  (3/4")
6-7.1 OME/Metal/Brass
Escutcheon (3/4")
6-7.1 OME/Metal-Bound
(5/8")
6-7.1 OME/Metal-Bound
(5/8")
6-7.1 OME/Metal-Brass
(1")
6-7.1 OME/Metal-Brass
(1")
6-7.1 OME/Metal/Rim  (1-1/2")
6-7.1 OME/Metal/Rim (1-1/2")
6-7.1 OME/Metal/Precision Inset  (9/16")
6-7.1 OME/Metal/Precision Inset (9/16")
6-7.2 OME/Pastes/shape  (1")
6-7.2 OME/Pastes/shape (1")

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