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
Object Name
matchbox
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
subject
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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