Keokuk Electric Railway and Power 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.
Obverse: Image of an electric railcar in the center of the token. Legend: Keokuk Electric RY & PR Co./ONE FARE
Reverse: Image of an electric railcar in the center of the token. Legend: Keokuk Electric RY & PR Co./ONE FARE
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
Keokuk Electric Railway & Railroad Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2 cm; 13/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1398
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1398
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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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