Zachary Taylor 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 various consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Zachary Taylor facing left. Legend: 12TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1849-1850/ ZACHARY TAYLOR.
Reverse: "OLD ZACH"/ "HERO OF MEXICAN WAR"/ ROUGH AND READY A SOLDIER IN WAR OF 1812 ALSO IN BLACK HAWK SEMINOLE AND MEXICAN WARS FORTY YEARS MILITARY SERVICE.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Taylor, Zachary
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1281
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1281
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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