We are closing out the Betsy and the Sally their nice shoes but time to make something different when they’re gone there gone.
The general populous fit into these groups would tie their shoes or use Steel buckles or whatever came available to them. Remember these buckles lasted a long time and were Passed down, in the family and also from the employer. There is much more evidence of brass buckles or non-nonferrous buckles available because of rust. A lot of the excavated nonferrous buckles have steel chapes and fork that time has oxidized away.