PRTA Transit 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. Three sections in the center of the token are punched out, with the legend PRTA across the middle.
Obverse: The legend reads: PRTA
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/ONE FARE
Currently not on view
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History