San Antonio Transit 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 is punched out, and an “F” shape remains.
Obverse: The legend reads: SAN ANTONIO TRANSIT COMPANY
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/ONE FULL FARE
Currently not on view
Object Name
San Antonio Transit Company
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 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

12/28/2014 8:51:16 AM
Dixie Bane
I found one of these tokens among my parents' belongings. So glad to find this on your website. I had a feeling that it was for the San Antonio Transit Company back in the day. Thanks for the confirmation!
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