Zachary Taylor 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 Zachary Taylor facing left. Legend: 12th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1849-1850/ZACHARY TAYLOR
Reverse: "OLD ZACH"/ ROUGH AND READY/ A SOLDIER IN WAR OF 1812/ ALSO IN BLACK HAWK/SEMINOLE/ AND MEXICAN WARS/ FORTY YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE/ "HERO OF MEXICAN WAR."
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Taylor, Zachary
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1644
catalog number
1981.0296.1644
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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