Winfield Scott Medal

Description (Brief):

This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1852. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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 medal has a hole at the top so that it could be strung and worn.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Winfield Scott facing left. The legend reads: MAJ. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT.

Description (Brief)


Date Made: ca 1852

Depicted: Scott, WinfieldMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

See more items in: Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing, Military, Industry & Manufacturing, Scovill Manufacturing Collection


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1194Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1194

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in


Record Id: nmah_1382187

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