Benjamin Harrison Clover Pin

Description (Brief):

This presidential campaign pin was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1888. 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.

Description (Brief)

This pin has a head in the shape of a clover, and would have been worn. Each leaf is inscribed with a different word. The legend reads: RECIPROCATION PROTECTION OUR NATION’S PRIDE HARRISON.

Date Made: ca 1888

Referenced: Harrison, BenjaminMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

See more items in: Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing, Government, Politics, and Reform, Industry & Manufacturing, Scovill Manufacturing Collection

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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1196Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1196

Object Name: medal, politicalpin

Physical Description: white metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.8 cm x 2.5 cm; 2 5/16 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-0c73-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382189

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