Schuyler Colfax Campaign Medal

Schuyler Colfax Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1868.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.
Obverse: Bust of Schulyer Colfax facing right. The legend reads: SCHUYLER COLFAX 1868.
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Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Colfax, Schuyler
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1197
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1197
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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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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