John Adams Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the early 20th century. 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.
Obverse: Bust of John Adams facing right. Legend: 2ND PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1797-1801/ JOHN ADAMS.
Reverse: Legend reads: "SON OF LIBERTY"/ "COLOSSUS OF INDEPENDENCE"/ MINISTER TO ENGLAND VICE PRESIDENT TWO TERMS CREATED U.S. NAVY ON ACCOUNT OF EUROPEAN WAR CLOUD FIRST PRESIDENT TO OCCUPY WHITE HOUSE.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Adams, John
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1272
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1272
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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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