George Washington Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this token around the mid–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.
This brass token has a bust image of George Washington facing left.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Washington, George
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.95 cm; 3/4 in
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Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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