Grover Cleveland Novelty Pill Container

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Cleveland, Grover
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: .7 cm x 3.5 cm; 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in
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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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