Each shoulder knot has a gold bullion border with black felt interior, and a cuff size U.S. Navy button with eagle and anchor motif. The reverse is lined with black felt, and has a hinged brass fastener and hook. The manufacturer's name, address and trade mark is stamped on the brass fastener, J. Starkey, 23 Conduit St., London, with their trade mark logo to the left. Post Civil War period, circa late 1800's. Both of these United States naval shoulder knots are in excellent condition.
The manufacturing company, Joseph Starkey, was based in London, and they were embroiderers, gold and silver lace men, and makers of military accoutrements.