Indianapolis Street Railway Fare Token

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation 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. The token has two semi-circle sections cut out, leaving a central strip.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Central image of a tower. The legend reads: INDIANAPOLIS ST. RY. CO.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/Robert I. Todd President/ONE FARE

Date Made: early 20th century

Referenced: Indianapolis Street Railway 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: 1981.0296.1384Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1384

Object Name: token

Physical Description: white metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1.6 cm; 5/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1382382

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