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Kansas City Public Service Company Token

Kansas City Public Service Company Token

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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, and transportation tokens. The reverse bears the signature of J.A. Harder, the treasurer of the Kansas City Public Service Company.
Obverse: The legend reads: KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SERVICE CO.
Reverse: The legend reads: HALF FARE/ J. A. Harder/ TREAS.
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Object Name
Kansas City Public Service Company
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.3 cm; 7/8 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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When was J.A. Harder the treasurer of Kansas City, Missouri? It would be interesting to know when these public service company tokens were issued.
Mine has a star in the middle!
I have six tokens that say full fare.
"I have one of these tokens . My mother gave it to me years ago . My token says full fare and yours says half fare. I also have a Missouri tax receipt token that says 5 on each side and it has a hole in the middle of it. Thanks , Mike"

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