Abraham Lincoln Trial Medal

Abraham Lincoln Trial Medal

Description (Brief)
This trial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1861. 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 rubber.
Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right. The legend reads: ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ PRESIDENT U.S./ WAR OF 1861.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1694
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1694
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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