Rutherford B. Hayes Commemorative Token

Description (Brief):

This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-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, and campaign medals.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Rutherford B. Hayes facing left. Legend: 19th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1877-1881/RUTHERFORD B. HAYES.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: "HE SERVES HIS PARTY BEST WHO SERVES HIS COUNTRY BEST"/BIRGADIER GENERAL IN CIVIL WAR/CONGRESSMAN/GOVERNOR OF OHIO/ DEFEATED TILDEN FOR THE PRESIDENCY BY ONE ELECTORAL VOTE.

Date Made: mid 20th century

Depicted: Hayes, Rutherford B.Maker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1652Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1652Accession Number: 1981.0296

Object Name: medal, politicaltoken

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-1072-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382684

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