It's a shame what happens to a button after it's been hammered by tornadoes. This pretty victim has been massacred by what I'm guessing was one too many cycles in a washing machine and dryer. What started out as a spiffy coat button in chocolate brown is now an example of heavily scuffed Bakelite. Sadly, the dents and dings on this poor thing are in direct competition with its attractive triad of carvings. I implore Bakelite button owners: don't toss your vintage valuables into the wash!