Pittsburgh Railways 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 has been punched out to leave a “P” shape.
Obverse: The legend reads: PITTSBURGH RAILWAYS CO.
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/2/2/ONE FARE
Currently not on view
Object Name
Pittsburgh Railways Company
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
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Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Visitor Comments

1/5/2013 2:14:36 PM
Matthew Maurer
I have one of these tokens, although I believe it may pre-date the one show as mine has 'ones' where the token shown has 'twos'. I was intersted to know during what year this token may have been produced and/or used. Thank you.
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