Lyon’s Magnetic Powder Advertising Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this advertising 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, and tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Lady Liberty facing left. Her headdress reads “E.Lyon.” Legend: E. LYON./ 424 BROADWAY NEW YORK.
Reverse: Eagle with shield, holding arrows in one talon and a branch in the other. Legend: MAGNETIC POWDER & PILLS/ FOR INSECTS & RATS.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1529
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1529
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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