James Madison Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the early 20th century. Scovill 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 political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of James Madison facing left. Legend: 4TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1809-1817/ JAMES MADISON.
Reverse: "FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION"/ "DECLARED WAR OF 1812"/ SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER JEFFERSON AS A DEBATER AND DEFENDER OF THE CONSTITUTION HE BECAME ONE OF AMERICA'S GREAT STATESMEN.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Madison, James
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1274
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1274
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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

Comments

"Hello,My father was given a similar token. On the front it reads: James Madison, it also depicts James Madison facing left. On the back it states: Presidental commemorative medallion and it has a shield in the middle. Any insight?Thank you,Eva "

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