Benjamin Harrison Clover Pin

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign pin was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1888. 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 medals.
This pin has a head in the shape of a clover, and would have been worn. Each leaf is inscribed with a different word. The legend reads: RECIPROCATION PROTECTION OUR NATION’S PRIDE HARRISON.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
Harrison, Benjamin
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 5.8 cm x 2.5 cm; 2 5/16 in x in
ID Number
1981.0296.1196
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1196
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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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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