Kansas City Public Service Company Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token during the early 20th century. Scovill 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, and transportation tokens. The initials “KC” are in the center. The reverse bears the signature of J.A. Harder, the treasurer of the Kansas City Public Service Company.
Obverse: The legend reads: KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SERVICE CO.
Reverse: The legend reads: HALF FARE/ J. A. Harder/ TREAS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
Kansas City Public Service Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.3 cm; 7/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1395
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1395
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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

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