Franz Sigel Trial Medal

Description (Brief)
This trial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-19th 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. This plaster trial medal is broken in two.
Obverse: Bust of Franz Sigel facing forward. Legend reads: MAJ. GEN. FRANZ SIGEL/ MISSOURI . VIRGINIA.
Reverse: 71 is penciled on the back.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, trial
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2 cm; 13/16 in
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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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