Grover Cleveland Novelty Pill Container

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Description (Brief)
This political novelty pill container was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1892. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and 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. Made to look like a coin stack, the container is concave and is supposed to have a screw-on back to become a pill container.
Obverse: Bust of Grover Cleveland facing left. The legend reads: MY STACK ON CLEVELAND.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Cleveland, Grover
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: .7 cm x 3.5 cm; 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1232
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1232
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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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