Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this telephone 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. There is a circular hole in the center of the token.
Obverse: The legend reads: C. & P. TEL. CO./ DIME TOKEN.
Reverse: The legend reads: C. & P. TEL. CO./ DIME TOKEN.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.8 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1346
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1346
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Transportation
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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