Methodism Centenary Children’s Medal

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this commemorative medal during the late 19th century. Scovill was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that is still in business today. Scovill is an important example of early American industrial manufacturing that adapted armory machines to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and medals.
Obverse: Bust of Francis Asbury facing forward. The legend reads: CENTENARY OF AMERICAN METHODISM./ 1866/ FRANCIS ASBURY.
Reverse: Wreath around the center. The legend reads: SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME/ CHILDREN'S MEDAL.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3 cm; 1 3/16 in
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Industry & Manufacturing
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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Visitor Comments

4/27/2015 2:00:48 PM
nancy dann frederick
Would like to know who commissioned this token and what year it was made - also it's worth, if possible. I found it hanging on a nail in my deceased daughter's basement in Hartford, Ct. in 2008.
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