Martin Van Buren 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 Martin Van Buren facing right. Legend: 8TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1837-1841/ MARTEN VAN BUREN.
Reverse: “KING MARTIN THE FIRST"/” THE LITTLE MAGICIAN"/ U.S. SENATOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK MINISTER TO ENGLAND SECRETARY OF STATE VICE PRESIDENT REVOLUTIONIZED THE BANKING BUSINESS THE RED FOX IN POLITICS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Van Buren, Martin
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1278
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1278
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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