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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at 10:02pm
Willamette Bridge Railway, incorporated in 1887, was a narrow gauge system that connected east and west sides of Portland across the Steele Bridge built in 1888 (Wikipedia) over the Willamette River. It was the first electric line in Portland, initially operating horse-drawn streetcars (Wikipedia). The W.B. Ry. Co. system was merged with the Transcontinental system to form the City & Suburban Railway Company in 1891 (...

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at 8:50pm
Openwork button with riveted cut steels and prong set pastes. Rivets are visible on the reverse side view.

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 10:59pm
This 3 1/2" shoe button hook has a street address: 825 Market ST. San Francisco. It also has a business name: PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO.. Philadelphia Shoe Co. must have been a fashionable establishment. The renaissance revival style James Bong Building was built in 1908 after the 1906 earthquake by Lewis Parsons Hobart (Wikipedia). It is still standing today in the Financial District of "The City."

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at 1:21am
Cherry blossom has been a standard design for Japanese school uniforms. During WWII, metal buttons were substituted with other materials. This example is made of wood.

https://wrba.us/buttons/wood-school-uniform-wwii-japan/
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 5:47pm
Lovely enamel with a riveted cut steel border, depicting a winged putto with lamp. Emaux Peints polychrome.

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)WRBA (Western Regional Button Association) updated their status.Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 3:09am