Puerto Rican Hardware Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this token during the early 20th 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, medals, coins, and transportation tokens. The number 3 is penned on the obverse.
Obverse: The legend reads: QUINCALLA Y FERRETERIA
Reverse: The legend reads: TRUJILLO Y SUBINA/ 10/ EL COMETA
Currently not on view
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.95 cm; 1 3/16 in
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
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National Museum of American History


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