Maryland State Seal Button

Maryland State Seal Button

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this button around the middle of the 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, medals, coins, and tokens.
The button bears Maryland’s seal, the crest with the Calvert arms, supported by a farmer and a fisherman, an eagle over the crest , and a scroll that reads “CRESCITE ET MULTIPLICAMINI.”
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm; 1 3/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1555
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1555
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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