Chester A. Arthur Commemorative Token

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Description (Brief)
This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-20th century. Scovill 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 Chester A. Arthur facing right. Legend: 21st PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1881-1885/CHESTER A. ARTHUR.
Reverse: "OUR CHET"/ Q.M. GENERAL IN THE CIVIL WAR/COLLECTOR OF PORT OF NEW YORK/ VICE PRESIDENT/BECAME PRESIDENT UPON DEATH OF GARFIELD/ FAVORED CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTION/"FIRST GENTLEMAN OF THE LAND."
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Arthur, Chester A.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1654
catalog number
1981.0296.1654
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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