Grand Central Clothing House Discount Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this discount 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 transportation tokens.
Obverse: The legend reads: THIS MEDAL GOOD FOR ONE DOLLAR ON EACH TWENTY DOLLARS PURCHASED AT 142 & 144 STATE ST CHICAGO.
Reverse: The legend reads: GRAND CENTRAL ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE 142 & 144 STATE ST, CHICAGO.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1495
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1495
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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