Robert Fulton Commemorative Medal

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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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