Gustav Selve Commemorative Medal

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This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1924. 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 commemorative medal is German.
Obverse: Profile image of Gustav Selve facing left. The legend reads: GUSTAV SELVE/EIN PIONIER DER NICKEL-INDUSTRIE.
Reverse: The legend reads: REIN-NICKEL ALTENA (WESTF.)/1874-1924/50/JAHRE/NICKEL/ HÜTTE/BASSE/und/SELVE.
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overall: 5 cm; 1 15/16 in
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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