Bridgeport Auto Transit Company Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token 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, medals, coins, and transportation tokens. The center of the token is stamped with a "B" surrounded by three punched out sections.
Obverse: The legend reads: BRIDGEPORT AUTO TRANSIT CO.
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR ONE FARE.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bridgeport Auto Transit Company
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.3 cm; 7/8 in
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Industry & Manufacturing
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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