New York City Transit Authority Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token starting during in 1953. 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 token has a central legend of NYC, and the “Y” is punched out of the center.
Obverse: The legend reads: NEW YORK CITY/TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/ONE FARE
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
New York City Transit Authority
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.7 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1420
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1420
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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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