Leon & Eddie’s Advertising Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this advertising token during the first half of the 20th century. Scovill 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: Profiles of Leon and Eddie facing each other. Legend: LEON & EDDIE'S 33 W 52 N.Y.C./ "ALWAYS THE HOTTEST SHOW IN TOWN!"
Reverse: Hand holding a flaming torch. Legend: CARRYING THE TORCH FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE/ GOOD LUCK/ LEON & EDDIE'S.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.2 cm; 1 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1545
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1545
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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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