Key System Token

Key System Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token in 1945. 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 punched out to form the shape of a “K.”
Obverse: The legend reads: KEY SYSTEM OAKLAND/1945
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR ONE/LOCAL FARE
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
Key System Transit Co.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1402
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1402
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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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