Key System Transit Token

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token in 1950. 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 K in the center of the token.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: The legend reads: KEY SYSTEM OAKLAND/1950

Description (Brief)

Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR ONE/LOCAL FARE

Date Made: 1950

Referenced: Key System Transit Co.Maker: 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: 1981.0296.1400Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1400

Object Name: token

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1382401

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