San Francisco Municipal Railway 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 letters “SF” have been punched out of the center of the token.
Obverse: The legend reads: MUNICIPAL/RAILWAY
Reverse: The legend reads: ONE FARE/SAN FRANCISCO
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
San Francisco Municipal Railway
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1442
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1442
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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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