Zachary Taylor Button

Zachary Taylor Button

Description (Brief)
This presidential button was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1848. 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 buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign buttons.
Obverse: Bust of Zachary Taylor facing right. The legend reads: ROUGH & READY.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Taylor, Zachary
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1183
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1183
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1848
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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