George McClellan Trial Medal

Description (Brief)
This trial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1862.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. This trial medal is made of plaster.
Obverse: Bust of George McClellan facing left. The legend reads: MAJ GEN G.B. McCLELLAN/ PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN.
Reverse: 73 is penciled on the back.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, trial
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.8 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1691
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1691
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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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