Kanji Telephone Token

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. This token is a Japanese or Chinese telephone token.
Obverse: Kanji characters.
Reverse: Kanji characters.
Currently not on view
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.8 cm; 11/16 in
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National Museum of American History