Denver Tramway Company Token

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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. There is a triangle shape punched out of the center of the token.
Obverse: The legend reads: DENVER TRAMWAY CO./CITY LINES
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR /ONE CITY FARE
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Denver Tramway Company
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.6 cm; 5/8 in
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History


My dad left us 3 of these in a dispenser etched CARFARE CARRIER THE DENVER TRAMWAY COMPANY Would love to know the vintage. His family goes back to at least the 1920s in Denver.
"I just received a very old jewlery box from my grandmother who is 94, and its filled with old buttons as well as this very token. I am overjoyed to hear the history behind the token."

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