Franz Sigel Trial Medal

Description (Brief):

This trial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-19th 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. This plaster trial medal is broken in two.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Franz Sigel facing forward. Legend reads: MAJ. GEN. FRANZ SIGEL/ MISSOURI . VIRGINIA.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: 71 is penciled on the back.

Date Made: mid 19th 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, Scovill Manufacturing Collection


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1706Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1706

Object Name: medal, trial

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


Record Id: nmah_1385581

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