Unknown Man Button

Description (Brief)
This button was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 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 buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals.
Obverse: Profile bust of an unknown man facing right.
Currently not on view
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.8 cm x 1.7 cm; 11/16 in x 11/16 in
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Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History