Strassburger & Nuhn 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, medals, coins, and tokens. There is a hole in the top of the token.
Obverse: Bust of George Washington facing forward. Legend: GENERAL WASHINGTON.
Reverse: Image of the Capitol. Legend: STRASSBUR(GE)R & NUHN/ CORNER, MAIDEN LANE & WILLIAM STREET NEW YORK./ CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Washington, George
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.2 cm; 7/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1544
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1544
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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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