This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Button forms; lastings, mohair, cloth, silk or other manufactures of cloth, woven or made in patterns or such size, shape or form, or cut, in such manner as to be fit for buttons exclusively, 10 per cent ad valorem.
Buttons, commercially known as agate buttons, 25 per cent ad valorem.
Ivory, vegetable ivory, bone or horn buttons, 50 per cent ad valorem.
Shoe buttons made of paper board, papier mache, pulp or other similar material not specially provided for in this act, valued at not less than 3 cents per gross, 1 cent per gross.