Robert Fulton Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this medal during the second half of the 19th 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, and medals.
Obverse: Bust of Robert Fulton facing forward. The legend reads: ROBERT FULTON/BORN 1765 DIED 1815.
Reverse: The legend reads: STEAM NAVIGATION WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES ON THE HUDSON RIVER 1807/ ALFRED G. ROBINSON'S HISTORICAL SERIES No. 2
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Fulton, Robert
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm; 1 3/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1572
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1572
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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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