As a Scorpio, I read once that maroon is my astrological sign's "signature color." Admittedly, I do fancy these deep, blood-red buttons. Today's Bakelite bits have a range of shapes with honorable mentions going to the little gear button, at far left, with its cogs dabbed in white paint. Next to it, a flower button exhibits pressed details. These buttons were likely made in the 1920's or early 30's.