J.L. & D.J. Riker Advertising Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this advertising token during the early 20th 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, and tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Lady Liberty facing left, her headdress reads “New York.” Legend: J. L. & D. J. RIKER/ 1852.
Reverse: Image of an eagle with shield, gripping arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Legend: SHARPENERS/ KNIFE, SCISSORS & SCYTHE.
Currently not on view
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.2 cm; 7/8 in
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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