Nixon Presidential Campaign Pin

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this Richard Nixon campaign pin in 1968. 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 a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, and pins.
The circular white button bears the text “NIXON” in red and “AGNEW” in blue. The button has a pin on the back, allowing it to be worn. Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew successfully ran for President and Vice President on the Republican ticket in 1968.
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin, campaign
Nixon, Richard M.
Agnew, Spiro T.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
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accession number
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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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