Barker & Illsley Hardware Store Token

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this 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 tokens.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: The legend reads: BARKER & ILLSLEY HARDWARE/ NAILS & STOVES/ 277 STATE ST CHICAGO.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Floral wreath around the rim. The legend reads: BUSINESS CARD.

Date Made: early 20th century

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, Advertising, Industry & Manufacturing, Scovill Manufacturing Collection

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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1500Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1500

Object Name: token

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 cm; 13/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-1504-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382521

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