Philadelphia Transit Company Token

Philadelphia Transit 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, medals, coins, and transportation tokens. There are three sections punched out in the center of the token, and a central legend that reads PTC.
Obverse: Small Keystone symbol at the bottom. The legend reads: PHILADELPHIA/PTC
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/ONE FARE/PTC
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
Philadelphia Transportation Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.7 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1429
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1429
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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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