Millard Fillmore Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This commemorative 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Millard Fillmore facing right. The legend reads: 13th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1850-1853/MILLARD FILLMORE.
Reverse: Legend reads: "THE AMERICAN LOUIS PHILLIPPE"/ FAMOUS AS A TARIFF ADVOCATED CONGRESSMAN/ VICE PRESIDENT/ BECAME PRESIDENT UPON TAYLOR'S DEATH./ PASSED FUGITIVE SLAVE BILL.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Fillmore, Millard
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1643
catalog number
1981.0296.1643
accession number
1981.0296
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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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