Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Token

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this telephone token during the early 20th 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, medals, coins, and transportation tokens. There is a circular hole in the center of the token.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: The legend reads: C. & P. TEL. CO./ DIME TOKEN.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: The legend reads: C. & P. TEL. CO./ DIME TOKEN.

Date Made: early 20th century

Referenced: Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone CompanyMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1346Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1346

Object Name: token

Physical Description: white metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1.8 cm; 11/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1382343

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