S.S. Barnes & Company Oyster Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this 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 tokens.
Obverse: The legend reads: S. S. BARNES & CO./ OYSTER PLANTERS & PACKERS/ ELLICOTS WHARF, CR WEST & JACKSON ST. BALTIMORE, MD.
Reverse: Depiction of an open oyster, surrounded by 16 stars.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
S. S. Barnes & Co.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.1 cm; 13/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1474
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1474
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Advertising
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
See more items in
Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Approved comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about your own artifacts or tell you how much they are worth.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.