Lyon’s Magnetic Powder Advertising Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this advertising token during the early 20th century. 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: Bust of Emanuel Lyon, facing right. Legend: E. LYON./ 424 BROADWAY NEW YORK.
Reverse: Image of Lady Liberty holding a pole with a liberty cap, a wreath, and surrounded by a shield, cornucopia, plow, sheaf of grain, and spinning wheel. Legend: MAGNETIC POWDER & PILLS/ FOR INSECTS & RATS.
Object Name
token
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.1 cm; 13/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1477
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1477
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Advertising
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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