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Benjamin Franklin Medal

Benjamin Franklin Medal

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Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company in the middle of the 19th century. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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 campaign medals. This design was likely cast by Joseph H. Merriam of Boston, Massachusetts.
Obverse: Bust of Benjamin Franklin facing left. Legend: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BORN JAN. 17. 1706.
Reverse: Two laurel wreaths tied with a ribbon. Legend reads: DILIGENCE IS THE MOTHER OF GOOD LUCK/ TME IS MONEY.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Franklin, Benjamin
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History
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