Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this telephone 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. There is a hole punched in the center of the token.
Obverse: The legend reads: C. & P. TEL. CO./ DIME TOKEN.
Reverse: The legend reads: C. & P. TEL. CO./ DIME TOKEN.
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Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.75 cm; 11/16 in
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National Museum of American History