Chester A. Arthur Commemorative Token

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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.
Obverse: Bust of Chester A. Arthur facing right. Legend: 21ST PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1881-1885/ CHESTER A. ARTHUR.
Reverse: "OUR CHET"/ "FIRST GENTLEMAN OF THE LAND"/ Q. M. GENERAL IN CIVIL WAR COLLECTOR OF PORT OF NEW YORK VICE PRESIDENT BECAME PRESIDENT UPON DEATH OF GARFIELD FAVORED CIVIL SERVICE PROTECTION.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Arthur, Chester A.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1288
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1288
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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