Scovill Manufacturing Company Sample 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. Two semi-circles are punched out of the middle of the token, leaving a center strip.
Obverse: The legend reads: SCOVILL MFG. CO./ TOKEN
Reverse: The legend reads: WATERBURY CONN./ SAMPLE
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
Scovill Manufacturing Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1446
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1446
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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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