Chester A. Arthur Commemorative Token

Description (Brief):

This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-20th century. Scovill 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 Chester A. Arthur facing right. Legend: 21st PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1881-1885/CHESTER A. ARTHUR.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: "OUR CHET"/ Q.M. GENERAL IN THE CIVIL WAR/COLLECTOR OF PORT OF NEW YORK/ VICE PRESIDENT/BECAME PRESIDENT UPON DEATH OF GARFIELD/ FAVORED CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTION/"FIRST GENTLEMAN OF THE LAND."

Date Made: mid 20th century

Depicted: Arthur, Chester A.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

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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1654Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1654Accession Number: 1981.0296

Object Name: medal, political

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-1074-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382686

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