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The lens polisher and the spectacles mended with string.

Someone who read, and needed his glasses.
The button probably came loose from his coat earlier in the evening, so he pocketed it so he wouldn’t lose it. Pen knife for sharpening pencils and trimming quills (Though the metal nib had been invented, quills were still cheap).
He lost hankies; that’s why he used big ones.
(Data from a school trip to DC when I was a teenager. I’ve always remembered how *human* Abraham Lincoln was.)
Re-stating this, so it’s in thread.
The pyramid thing is a watch fob, made from a piece of quartz with gold flecks. They were heavy to help prevent fumbling the delicate watch and dropping it. (Fob in 1 pocket, watch in the other; that’s why the chain went across the waistcoat.)
The yo-yo shaped thing is a lens polisher (these are still available at Walgreens & similar, though plastic now.) The pads are either felted lambs’ wool or a pad of very soft suede/chamois, because you wouldn’t want to use your hankie to clean your glasses.
(Your hankie would have boogers on it.)

Note case had place for actual notes, and banknotes, and train tickets, just like our wallets have places for cards, and IDs, and cash. Staying organized is a human problem.
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