R.&W. Robinson Hard Times Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this token around 1836. 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 tokens.
Obverse: The legend reads: AMERICAN INSTITUTE/ NEW YORK/ H.
Reverse: The legend reads: COPY OF GOLD MEDAL AWARDED TO R & W ROBINSON, FOR THE BEST MILITARY, NAVAL, SPORTING, & PLAIN FLAT BUTTONS 1836.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
R & W Robinson
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1532
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1532
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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