Kansas City Railways 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. The reverse bears the signature of J.A. Harder on the center strip.
Obverse: Image of four stars. The legend reads: FULL/K.C. RYS. CO./FARE
Reverse: Three stars at the top. The legend reads: J.A. Harder/TREASURER
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Kansas City Railways Company
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.2 cm; 7/8 in
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History


I just found out what I have. It is the same token listed here. Not as bright, but in beautiful condition.

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