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 has the image of a closed hand holding onto a sheaf of grain.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm; 1 3/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1556
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1556
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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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