Grand Central Clothing House Discount Token

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
Object Name
token
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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