Ulysses S. Grant Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-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, and commemorative tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing left. Legend: 18th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1869-1877/ULYSSES S. GRANT
Reverse: "THE AMERICAN CAESAR"/ SECOND LIEUTENANT IN MEXICAN WAR/ ROSE RAPIDLY FROM CAPTAIN TO GENERAL OF UNION FORCES IN CIVIL WAR/ THE SILENT MAN OF APPOMATTOX/ "UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1642
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1642
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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