International Railway 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 removed to leave an “I” shape.
Obverse: The legend reads: INT. RY. CO. BUFFALO.
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR ONE CITY FARE.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
International Railway Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.6 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1389
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1389
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Our family has one of these tokens passed down from family members who lived back east years ago. It is great to finally know the history behind this token.

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