Millard Fillmore 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 including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Millard Fillmore facing right. Legend reads: 13TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1850-1853/ MILLARD FILLMORE.
Reverse: Legend reads: "THE AMERICAN LOUIS PHILLIPPE"/ FAMOUS AS A TARIFF ADVOCATE CONGRESSMAN VICE PRESIDENT BECAME PRESIDENT UPON TAYLOR'S DEATH. PASSED FUGITIVE SLAVE BILL.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Fillmore, Millard
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1282
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1282
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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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