Smithsonian museums continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

International Railway Company Token

International Railway Company Token

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation 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 transportation tokens. The center of the token is stamped out to form the shape of an “I.”
Obverse: The legend reads: INT.RY.CO./BUFFALO.
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR ONE CITY FARE.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
International Railway Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.6 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1332
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1332
See more items in
Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission on our collection pages is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!

If you have a question or require a personal response, please visit our FAQ or contact page.