Washington and Jefferson Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the 1860s. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including campaign medals. This medal has a hole in the top so that it could be worn. The medal bears the name “Bolen” referring to J.A. Bolden, a die caster from Springfield, Massachusetts.
Obverse: Bust image of George Washington facing right. Legend reads: Washington.
Reverse: Bust of Thomas Jefferson facing right. Legend reads: Jefferson.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Washington, George
Jefferson, Thomas
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2 cm; 13/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1121
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1121
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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