Florida Ferry Company Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token from 1924-1938. 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. George W. Gibbs was the President of the Florida Ferry Company, located in Jacksonville, Florida. There is a hole punched in the center of the token, obscuring the reverse legend.
Obverse: The legend reads: FLORIDA/FERRY COMPANY
Reverse: The legend reads: Geo. W. Gibbs/President.
Currently not on view
Florida Ferry Company
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.1 cm; 13/16 in
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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