New York & Albany Steam Boat Token

<< >>
Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this time table 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 tokens.
Obverse: The legend reads: NEW YORK AND ALBANY/ PEOPLES LINE OF STEAM BOATS
Reverse: The legend reads: TIME TABLE/ LEAVE N.Y./ 6 P.M./ LEAVE ALBANY/ 7 ½ P.M.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
People's Line of Steamboats
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.9 cm; 3/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1602
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1602
See more items in
Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I came across his item via a web search, but you have identified this token as a 20th century token. It is listed in Fuld's U.S. Civil War Store Cards, 2nd ed. as 630BD-1a under New York City, so is a 19th, rather than 20th century, token."

Add a comment about this object