Philadelphia Transportation 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. The center of the token reads PTC and bears the PTC wing logo.
Obverse: Small Keystone symbol at the bottom. The legend reads: PHILADELPHIA/PTC
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/ONE FARE/PTC
Currently not on view
Object Name
Philadelphia Transportation Company
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.7 cm; 11/16 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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Visitor Comments

1/10/2016 8:35:33 PM
Rose Ann Frank
Does anyone remember the cost of school tokens between 1957 and 1961. A group of us who attended high school in those years are having a discussion about the cost. People have been saying everything from seventy-five cents for a pack of 10 to $2.00 for a pack of ten. Thank you so much for your time.
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