Benjamin Harrison 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 Benjamin Harrison facing left. The legend reads: 23rd PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1889-1893/BENJAMIN HARRISON
Reverse: Legend reads: "BACKBONE BEN'/FROM COLONEL TO BRIGADIER GENERAL IN CIVIL WAR/UNITED STATES SENATOR/EXPONENT OF HIGH PROTECTIVE TARIFF/DURING HIS OFFICE SIX TERRITORIES BECAME STATES/"SON OF HIS GRANDFATHER."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Harrison, Benjamin
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1647
catalog number
1981.0296.1647
accession number
1981.0296
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
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
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