Rutherford B. Hayes 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 Rutherford B. Hayes facing left. Legend: 19TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1877-1881/ RUTHERFORD B. HAYES.
Reverse: "HE SERVES HIS PARTY BEST WHO SERVES HIS COUNTRY BEST"/ BRIGADIER GENERAL IN CIVIL WAR CONGRESSMAN GOVERNOR OF OHIO DEFEATED TILDEN FOR THE PRESIDENCY BY ONE ELECTORAL VOTE.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Hayes, Rutherford B.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1286
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1286
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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

My token is a little different. Mine looks like it cold be made of silver and on the reverse side above brigadier it says "advanced from major to......"

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