Andrew Jackson Historical Medal

Description (Brief)
This historical medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the middle of the 19th century. 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. The medal is holed at the top so that it could be worn.
Obverse: Bust of Andrew Jackson facing right. Legend: ANDREW JACKSON.
Reverse: Urn on a pedestal under a weeping willow. Legend: BORN MAR. 15 1767. DIED JUNE 8 1845.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Jackson, Andrew
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1153
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1153
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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