Oskaloosa Traction and Lighting 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 streetcar in the center. The legend reads: OSKALOOSA T. & L CO./ ONE FARE.
Reverse: Image of an electric streetcar in the center. The legend reads: OSKALOOSA T. & L CO./ ONE FARE.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Oskaloosa Traction & Light Co.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2 cm; 13/16 in
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Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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