East Bay Street Railways Token

East Bay Street Railways Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token during the 1930s. 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. There are four cut-out pieces in the center of the token, leaving a cross in the center that has various engravings on it.
Obverse: The legend reads: EAST BAY STREET RAILWAYS LTD
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR ONE FARE
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
East Bay Street Railways, Ltd.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.6 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1366
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1366
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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Comments

Found one in my back yard next to a burn pit I dug deeper last fall. In Martinsville Indiana. Wondering why it's here. We are the home of mineral water springs and the goldfish capital of the world. Got a lot of company in the turn of the 19th century.

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