Benjamin Harrison Matchbox

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this matchbox around the 1888. 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 match holder features a bust image of Benjamin Harrison facing left, with text around his head that reads “BENJAMIN HARRISON.”
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Harrison, Benjamin
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 7.8 cm x 4 cm; 3 1/16 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1578
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1578
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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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