116th Birthday of the Pinback Button

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Text on Button This Button Celebrates the 116th Birthday of the Pin-Back Button; National Pin-Back Button Day 2012; Patent #534,356 on July 21 1896
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Black text on a white background with golden lines on the edges.

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This free, limited-edition, commemorative button was made and distributed by the Busy Beaver Button Company in 2012 to celebrate the 116th birthday of the pinback button. July 21 was declared as the day to honor the button as a graphic art form and social communication device by button gurus, Ted Hake and Christen Carter. This specific date was chosen because it is the same date, in 1896, when the nation’s first and foremost button maker, Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, NJ received their final patent for their unique process.

Catalog ID EV0218