token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this discount 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: THE BRASS CENTER/1674/WATERBURY/1924/OF THE WORLD.
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR 50¢/UPSON, SINGLETON, & Co. on a $5.00/ PURCHASE.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1633
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1633
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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