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The pearl-button industry of the Mississippi River. Saws and saw holders. Grinding the blanks. Mussel fishing through the ice. Sawing rough blanks for buttons. Drilling holes in the buttons. Steam dredge for the mussel industry.



Source: Steve Kirch, collector, and creator of a great website about SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in the past

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