United Railways Company Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token in 1919. 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, leaving a “U” shape.
Obverse: The legend reads: UNITED RAILWAYS CO. OF ST. LOUIS/1919.
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/ONE CITY FARE.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
United Railways Co. of St. Louis
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1452
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1452
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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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