John Tyler 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 various consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of John Tyler facing left. Legend: 10TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1841-1845/ JOHN TYLER.
Reverse: "ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT"/ "ANNEXED TEXAS"/ A SOLDIER IN WAR OF 1812 CONGRESSMAN GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA UNITED STATES SENATOR VICE PRESIDENT BECAME PRESIDENT UPON DEATH OF HARRISON SUPPORTER OF THE SOUTH.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Tyler, John
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1279
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1279
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

4/16/2015 6:22:38 AM
tom wierzbicki
How many of these John Tyler commemorative tokes were minted(manufactured) ?
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