Empress Eugenie Trial Medal

Description (Brief)
This trial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the 1860s. 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 from rubber, and is the obverse side of the medal as viewed from the back.
Obverse: Bust of Empress Eugenie facing right. The legend reads: SMI L'IMPERATRICE/ EUGENIE.
Currently not on view
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.6 cm; 1 7/16 in
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History


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