Panama Railway Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this token during the mid 19th century. Scovill 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. This 2.5 cent token was likely used to purchase goods at Coll Brandon & Company store in Colon, Panama.
Obverse: Locomotive traveling from left to right, with a palm tree in the background.
Reverse: The legend reads: COLL BRANDON & CO./2 ½ Cts/COLON, (ASPINWALL)
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1491
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1491
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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