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
Object Name
token
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
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Transportation
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

3/28/2015 10:06:34 PM
Charles Calkins
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.
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